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Honor Roll 

R. E. L. Michie 1893 

G. H. Alexander 1899 

J. H. Drake 1901 

Robt. G. Conrad 1905 

J. Pigue 1905 

McClintoch 1913 

H. F. Gill 1914 

J. W. C. Richards 1914 

R. W. Murphy 1915 

E. T. Hathaway 1915 

V. L. Somers 1915 

T. D. Amory 1916 

J. M. McClellan 1916 

J. B. Tomlinson x-1916 

M. E. Sullivan x-1917 

A. Benners x-1917 

H. Massie 1918 

E. S. Rapkin x-1919 

P. R. Dance 1920 

Richard Howard 

Russell Kelly 

Kiffen Rockwell 

D. F. Dashiell x-1919 

"Again Virginia Mourns Her Dead 
Whose blood in freedom's cause was 
shed." R. T. K. 



'•TTIHE past is a prelude." What the future 
may contain is, however, even in the light 
of this forecast, a matter largely of con- 
jecture. The living present alone is certain, 
ami it is therein that we must make our mark 
for good or ill. 

Yet in idle moments, when we seek diversion, 
we needs must turn back the leaves to former 

This thirty-fifth number of the Bomb is a 
chapter from the Past. In it may be found the 
\ . M. I. cadet as he appeared during the closing 
months of the Great War and the opening davs 
of Reconstruction. May he find opportunity to 
call your interests to attention and revive in 
your hearts the Spirit of V. M. I. 

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Order of Books 












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HON. RORER A. JAMES Danville. \' 

i|))\. GEORGE K. I'.I.'OW N INC Orange. V 

GEORGE W. STEVENS, Esq Greenlee. V 

CAPT. I-. \V. II. PEYTON Staunton. V 


. \Y. o. WINSTON Richmond. 



• APT. M. C. JACKSON Petersburg. 




Adjutant General of Virginia 

Richmond, Ya 

[-TON. HARRIS ll \I,T 

Superintendent of Public Instruction 

Richmond, Va. 


Born Petersburg, Virginia, June 27, 185S. Student Hume and Cook's school 
from '66-'69 and at McCabe's school from 't>!>-'74. Graduated from V.M.I. 
in '78 the fourth distinguished graduate in his class and a cadet Lieutenant. 
Studied law at the University of Virginia. Was assistant professor of mathe- 
matics at V.M.I. '78-'81. Practised law in Norfolk from "S1-'S"2. Was professor 
of Engineering V.M.I. '82- 5 90 and Mathematics at V.M.I, from "OO-'OT and has 
been superintendent since 1907. He is author of Nichols' Analytical Geometry 
and Nichols' Differential and Integral Calculus. Since 1903 he has been associated 
with The American Reporter International Railway Congress in scientific investi- 
gation. Is a member of the Virginia Geological Society and the Society for the 
Promotion of Engineering Education. Is one of the Committee of College presi- 
dents on Summer Camps and Chairman of the Virginia State Council of Defense. 
Member of State Geological Commission. 

'Ts, ts 

in every class. 1s. then' is an element. You men go bad' to your 
barracks and attend to your daily juties." 


Born at Frederick Hall, Louisa County. Virginia, .lanuan 22, 1858. Was 
a student at Aspen Hill Academy, 'T3-'?5. Entered the University of Virginia and 
received his M. A. in '81. Instructor in Pantops Academy. Student in Cheni 
istrj, I mversit 1 . of Virginia S ; 83 Studied chemistry and inineralcgt ai the 
University <<( < iottiiiLieii. (ierniany. "s:;-\Sii. Ph. 1 K from Gottingen, '86. [n- 
structor Tufts University. Boston. Mass., '87-'89. Professor of Natural Science 
at Bethany College, West Virginia, 'S9-"90. Sinci July 30. L890. Professor of 
ehemistrv at the Virginia Military Institute. 

Well, you might as well go to I In- board. 


Student at Shenandoah Galley Academy. Attended V.M.I. '85-'88, grad- 
uating first in his class with the rank of cadet quartermaster, C.E. from V.M.I. 
'88. Was assistant professor of Latin at V.M.I., '88-'89. B.S. in chemistry V.M.I:, 
'89. Assistant Professor of Chemistry at V.M.I., '89-91. Adjunct professor of 
Mineralogy and Geology V.M.I., '91-'96. Since 1896 professor of Mineralogy and 
Geology at V.M.I. Member of State Board of Education, '07-'ll. 

'But, Mr. MertZj I want Id know why" 

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Born August 1 .5. IS6S. Graduated from Norfolk Academy, issc. Entered 
V.M.I, in 'S6 and graduated as second Jackson Hope medalist July, l.s.sii. Re- 
ceived In- C.K. from V.M.I. Was commandant and professor of Mathematics :n 
Fishburne Military Academy. '8il-'!)l. Post adjutant and assistant professor 01 
Mathematics at V.M. I.. '!)l-'i)4. Post graduate studeul of Physics. Mathematics, 
and Astronomy at Johns Hopkins Cniversity. ''.'I-''. 1 ;. Adjunct professor ■ ••' 
Physics and Astronomy at V.M. I.. '!i;-'!>!>. Since '!>!i professor of Physics ami 
Klectriial Engineering at V.M.I. 

7/' current tjoes this nay how tlm • • ■. 


Born December 12, 1867., Charlotte County. Virginia. Attended private 
school in Charlotte County. Student Agricultural and Mechanical College, Blacks- 
burg, Virginia. '84-'85. Graduated from A.M. I., '89, fourth stand in class and 
cadet adjutant B.S. from V.M.L. '89. Assistant professor of Modern Languages 
and Tactics Y.M.I.. '89-'90. Commandant of Cadets, Wentworth Military Acad- 
emy, Lexington, Missouri, '"90-"93. Student at the University of Virginia, '93-'9o. 
Ph. D., University of Virginia, '99. Adjunct professor of Latin and English, 
V.M.I.. '99-'03. Commandant of Cadets V.M.I., '02-'0I. Since '04 professor of 
Latin and History V.M.I. Member State Board of Education. 

Patjc Sixte 


Entered V.M.I., 'T6. Graduated in '80. First stand Jackson Hope medalist, 
Assistant professor of Mathematics, French, and Tactics V.M.I.. '80-'82. Student 
University of Berlin. '82-'83. Student at Pan-. Madrid, and Seville. '83-'S6. As- 
sociate professor of Modern Languages at the University of Indiana, .human 
to June. '86. Instructor Belvue High School, Virginia, 'S6-'87. Principal oi St. 
Paul's School for Boys, California. Principal of Visalia Normal School, Cali- 
fornia. Law Student. '90-'92. Assistant principal a1 Hoyt's Scl 1 for Boys, 

California. Principal of Literature, Grammar School, Principal of Union High 
School No. 1.. and instructor in Modern Languages, Oakland High School. Oak- 
land. California. ProfessoT of Modern Languages and Commandant of Cadets at 
the University of Arizona. Assistant professor of Modern Languages at V.M.I. 
Since 1905 Professor of Modern Languages at V.M.I. 

Xtur children 

murk! m i flu 



Student Norfolk Public Schools and Gate-wood's School for Boys. Entered 
V.M.I, in ISli"). graduating in June, 1S9S, with first stand in his class and a cadet 
lieutenant. Willi the Southern Paving and Construction Co.. 1898-1900; with the 
Asheville Street Railways Co.. 1900-1903; Seaboard Airline Railway, L903-1905. 
Adjunct professor of Engineering at V.M.I. 1905-1907. Member of the State 
Highway Commission, 1906. Colonel and Professor of Civil Engineering V.M.l. 
1907-191S. Retired in 191S on account of ill health. 

Pilar Eighteen 


Student Norfolk Academy, 'ST-'89. Graduated from V.M.L fifth in his das 
and cadet lieutenant. '93. Instructor at Danville Military Academy, '93-'9G. A- 
-isTant I'n'l'c- ■"!■ id' Matlieinatio at Y.M.I., '96-'99. Adjunct professor of Matin 
matics, '99-'08. Lt. Col. and Associate professor of Mathematics, 'us. Since '0 
Colonel and Professor of Mathematics. 

"As an illustration take this example." 

/',;.;>■ \ 


Bom Newcastle, Mo.. March 22, 1866. M.A. Central College. Mo.. 1890. At- 
tended Johns Hopkins University, '89-'90 ; University of Chicago and Harvard 
University. Ph. D. from Yale, '06. Professor of English. Missouri Valley Col- 
lege, '90-'94. In the active ministry of the M. E. Church, South, '95-'9S. Chap- 
lain of the Third Missouri Volunteers, Spanish American War. Professor oc 
English, Missouri Valley College, '01-'02. Southwestern University, '02-'03. State 
Normal, Warrensburg. Missouri. '03-'06. Instructor in English, Yale, '06-'0?. 
Professor of Literature, State Normal, Fannville, Virginia, '08-'10. Since 1910 
Professor of English at V.M.I. Author of ''Mainly for Myself," "Camp Life of the 
Third Regiment," "The Church of the Fathers." "Theocritus and English Liter- 
ature." Editor of Milton's Minor Poems in Johnson's English Classics. Secre- 
tary of Virginia Society for the Advancement of Education. European Lecturer 
for the Bureau of the University of Travel. Head of the Administrative Depart- 
ment of one branch of the Khaki University in France. On leave of absence until 
September 1, 1919. 

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Received his A.B. from Johns Hopkins University in '04. Graduate Student 
Johns Hopkins- University, '06-'08. Assistant editor and reporter the Philadelphia 
Public- Ledger. The Washington I'ost. and The Baltimore Sun. '0S-10. Assistant 
professor of Political Science at the University of Virginia, 'lO-'l-i. Since L91-1 
professor of I'olitiral Scicin-c. Philosophy, and Economics at V.M.I. Secretary 
of the University Commission on Southern Race Questions, Advisory Editor 01 
the Virginia Journal of Education. Executive Secretary of the Virginia Council 
of Defense. 

"Well, gentlemen, for the next time ." 

Graduated Erom the Virginia Military [nstitute with the rank of cadet first 
captain. Tactical Officer V.M.I.. '99-01. Served as a lieutenant with the Puerto 
Rico Regiment. Transferred to the regular army and served in Puerto Rico and 
the Philippines. Retired I'roni the army in '<>!. With the Engineering Depart- 
ment ol' the Xew York Central Railway. '05-'15. Since 'IS Post Adjutant and 
instructor in Mathematics V.M.I. Recalled to the active list and assigned as Com- 
mandant of Cadets and Professor of Military Science and Tactics. Since Febru- 
ary. 1919, Executive Officer and Aide to the Superintendent. 

"Yah sir, I Nee your viewpoint, but 

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Graduated V.M.I.. as cadet captain, 1912. Assistant Commandant and In- 
structor, Wentwortb Military Academy, Lexington, Mo., 1912-1914. Post Adju- 
tant and Instructor V.M.I. , 1913-1915. Commissioned United States Army. 1916. 
Served at Fort Monroe, Virginia, ami Kurt Amador, Canal Zone, attaining the 
rank of Major. Coast Artillery, in November. 191S. Assigned to V.M.I, as Com- 
mandant of Cadets an. I Professor of Military Science ami Tactics in February, 1919. 

7s I Iml all: that'll do?" 

Page T 


Bora Rockbridge Co., Ya.. December 5. 1881. Graduated from Y.M.I.. 1900, 
fourth in bis class. With the American Telephone and Telegraph Co., and the 
Pennsylvania Railway. Commandant of cadets Chamberlin-Hunt Academy. Port 
Gibson, Miss.. '02-'03. With Gulf ami Ship Island Railway. Gulfport, Miss.. 
'03-'04. Assistant professor of Physics at Y.M.I. . '04. Adjunct Professor of 
Drawing, '08-'13. In charge of Summer Coaching School. '08-'12. Since '13 
Associate Professor of Engineering. 

")'nii show absolutely no conception of the fundamental lairs of energy: 

Page Twenty-four 


Born at Shenandoah, Page County. May 24, 1S84. Entered V. 
and graduated in L909, tlie third distinguished graduate of liis class 
Fishburne Military Academy, '09-'10. Was assistant professor in tin 
department at V.M.I. From 'Ki-'i;. teaching Higher Mathematics. 
adjunct professor in the department of Mathematics at V.M.I. 

"Well, if I was tioing up town I would not go around hij Ea*t Le. 

Paye Twenty-six 

CAPT. II. P. BOYKIN issislant professor of Mathematics, Drawing and Tactic.-' 

CAPT. E. EL NICHOLS issislant professor of Engineering and Tactics 

CAPT. A'. R. GILLESPIE Issislant professor of Mathematics and Tact-it i 

CAPT. II. XL READ issistant professor of Englis 

CAPT. .!. B. DILLARD Issislant professor of Chemist)-;/ 

CAPT. .1 . XL XJ ETT E X 1 1 E I XI E I ,' I ssistan ! professor of < 'h em istry and Tactic* 

CAPT. E. R. LAFFERTY issistant professor of History and Tat tic, 

('APT. L. A. BARRISON Issistant professor of Engineering and Tactics 

CAPT. J. \V. McCATTLEY issistant professor of Spanish and Tactic* 

CAPT. C. C. CANTRELL issistant professor of Spanish and Post Adjutant 

i APT. S. M. II Kl-'U X" issistant professor of Pin/sir, 

CAPT. G. KYLE issistant professor of Mathematics 

CAPT. II. B. GARDNEE issistant professor of Engineering 

CAPT. C. B. COULBUPX' issistant professor of Mathematics 

CAPT. \V. \V. COSBY issistant professor of Phi/sic-: 

CAPT. B. F. WILLHEIGHT issistant professor of Modem Languages 

I APT. B. F. EARLOXY issislant professor of Mathematics 


XI P. GEO. L. BARTON Modern Languages 

J. XL DEARING Modern Languages 

C. C. EIEDGES Biology and Lam 

Paqc Twenty 

9?ar iKru&rt: 

JJtt going *\*ortb, thr other fiag 3 happened to drop by IGrxmgton 
and found eurrpthing about as we left it. 3 mas surprised to find a 
large, unit Slarkson Utrmortal Ball on thr parapet brlom tlic road. 

Page Twenty-eight 

— ©to Uarrarka uma \txst aa ahr uarn to be. Jit mould take atwthrr 
Hmttrr'a Slain tn rbattur hrr J\ brlirur. 

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An& ifhuni irnnkr Hall, mhrrr thr (ChnntBls anil thr tiuiinrrrr. mrrt thrir bailg 
Hkitrrlnns. shuts nff thr smiling plains nf tast Craingtpn. 

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Pc!./<- Thirty-three 

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Punt- Thirty-eight 

Born 189?. .Matriculated 1915. 

"Duke." "Mollie" 
■■/It was ■>/•<• foot of man. A-l" — Louell. 

Fourth Class: Pvt. Co. "A": Class Foot- 
ball : Manager Class Baseball. 

Third Class: Corp. Co. "F" : Scrub Foot- 


First Class: First Lieutenant Co. "A": 
Varsity Football (2); Monogram Club 
(2, 1) : President Richmond Club: Mar- 
sball Final Herman. 

A duke without a duc-hy. Perhaps some of the indisposition that h 
attendant upon "Mollie" may be ascribed to the feeling- of insecurity as to w 
going to happen to the royalty "Over There." In his third class year he 
notoriety by explaining that a Wheatstone bridge was a bridge mounted on 
stone rollers to take care of the expansion and contraction. As a first class 
endeared himself to the "Bomb" staff by his efforts to assist the advertising 
ment. As a source of dry wit this is the original. He has made himself 
by such outbursts as the one about the K. A. house having no more corners 
circle, conceived after running a late on Hop Permit 
after Christmas hops. We can't imagine what he 
wanted with a corner. He early decided that the L 
eral Art.- course and Football went well together, s< 
lie set out to make a success in both lines. As to hi 
success in after life, we look for nothing else. 


hat wa 


man hi 
fa mou; 


It sometimes happens that you encounter a youth upon whose immature brow 
appears to rest the responsibilities of a Roman magistrate, but it is not often that 
such a one combines this quality with those of a Prince of good fellow-. This dig- 
nity of bearing did not fail to impress the "disturbing element" when the "Squire" 
hove in sight. At mess even the sergeant, full of the importance of the second class- 
man, could not resist the temptation of requesting a smile from this exceptional 
youth. In his second class year the "Judge"' demonstrated his athletic ability by 
quelling the disorders created by "Rosebud"' and the ••Hank.'" Frank is a chosen 
disciple of "Monk" and aspires in years to come to 
rival even Edison himself. Notwithstanding the 
above indictment, the "Squire" is a jolly, good fellow 

a loyal friend, and a worthv representative of the ■&, ^C^— 

class of '19. Not to lie outdone lev hi- e la --1 1 iat e-. th, ■ ^W' i 

".In. lee" entered the Coast Artillery School a- a can- WKf^ 
didate, an I succeeded in gaining a commission. May g^ 
tic girls keep shy of this youth. 

'•Upon mn tronl." 

I' : I 

First Class : Private Co. "B" : Vice-Pres- 
ident Tennessee Club: Minstrel Show; 
President O. G.'s Association : President 
Di'amatic Club: Hop Committee: Mar 
shall Filial German. 

On the first of September 11)15 something very similar to a needle, except for 
the two eyes, strolled into the arch ami reported to the (). 1). saying. "Is this V. M. 
I.?" and was promptly escorted to a room in Hat Heaven on the fourth stoop. Since 
then •■Turkey' 7 has stuck with "Old '19" thru the rough places and the high spots, 
striving hard to reach that coveted piece of sheep skin. "Bobby" is a "Dog," he 
claims, ami he has a wonderful knack for handling dry wit. He is a. jack of all 
trades, being able to take anything to pieces from a sewing machine bobbin to an 
automobile, no guarantees given. Being technically inclined he cast his lot with the 
"Electrodes." He has succeeded in impersonating 
every "Sub" and professor at the Institute, as well as 
reproducing their signatures. His popularity won 
him the honored position of the presidency of tin 1 
0. G's. Association and he has succeeded in conduct- 
ing the Institute in a military manner. Bob joined 
the Aviation Section of the "G-vrines" and his great- 
est ambition was to bomb the Kaiser's Headquarters, 
but, unfortunate as the res! of old '19, he never got 
a show. He i- proud of the honorable discharge chev- 


- I im 111 <>) rhrt rfill next, ithtiis 
[ml fin, Hili ul lo-morroirn." 

II ordmrorth. 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "E" : Basket- 
ball Squad. 

Tn m;i> i 'i. \ss : Private • 'o. "E." 

Third Class: Private Co. "E" : Basket- 
ball Squad : Literary Society. 

Src< Class : Private < 'o. "E" : L91S 
"Bomb" Staff; Minstrel Show : Literal"} 
Society: "Cadet" Staff: Marshall Final 

First Class: Private Co. "E" ; Editor-in- 
I'liief "The Cadet": Vigilance Commit- 
tee : ( 'hairman Banquet < "ommil tee : Ed 
itor ■•The Spring Supplement": Parlia- 
mentarian Literary Society: Hop Com- 
mittee; Athletic Council: Marshall 
Final German. 

In the fall of 1915 Al strolled into the arch. An "Egyptian Diety" dropped 
from liis mouth and his manner smacked of Broadway. Since that time he has lost 
his money, his head, and even his heart — but never the "Deity.'' When asked from 
whence he hailed, Al's reply was "Wilson, Xew York, Sir.'' This must be true for 
he knows the big city by heart and is an unfailing reader of "Town Topics" ami The 
Theatricals. Old New York town has had a profound influence on Al's career here, 
and he is a true Liberal Artist by inclination and talent. His intimate knowledge 
of the Broadway Stars has enabled him to acquire "Other stars" under Chappie, and 
his hops and banquets have further upheld his "Big 
Burg 7 ' record. In the future we look to see yon 
"making Murads while the white lights shine," 
and editing a society journal on the side. But what- 
ever \mi undertake. Al, we know that vour natural 


ability, excellent judgment and unfailing energy, 
will make a success. 

"Ollt at Klilht. nut at 

Among thai widely assailed "rabble" of new cadets that entered these grim, 
forbidding walls in that eventful week in 1915, with the sole purpose of attending 
to their "daily iuties" and escaping bodily harm, was one who hailed from the de- 
lightful little city of Lexington. This promising, tho modest, youngster recognized 
this initial handicap regarding his place of birth and was imbued with the firm re- 
solve to live it down. Having struck the right road, he has consistently followed it 
and by unflagging energy and boundless enthusiasm, has received the sincere good 
will and respect of all his class. Although a disciple and respectful admirer of the 
learned Dr. Kerlm and College Hill, that gay old boy 

from Baltimore, he is not overly fond of the hay. and _.^_ 

nearly every afternoon he may be found pursuing j li I J ' ' - --^j~jj*6» « 

some weighty treatise on Economics or developing I^JWJ^fr- p , " : ' A ] "ijlPl 
his physical powers in the gvm. When vim go out. PM |j ""'* r ' 
Percy, your class and Alma Mater will have a loyal ^*$ji 
and devoted son. one whom she can ill spare. 

Page Forty-fou 

Napoleon was called the "Little Corporal" ami likewise the name "Cor 
fastened itself to this small "increment*' from Louisiana early in his third clas; 
After turning over the all important position of corporal of the last scpiad 
"Mooks" tn his worthy successor "Adelbine" he took his place in the file-close 
a better observation of the banner squad. "Buzz" is by nature a ground hog i 
when the call came for candidates for the Doughboys' Officers' Training Sclu 
was ill' the first to apply. But the signing of the Armistice made "Buzz's" 
career almost as short as his statue atel consequently he came hack tn the In- 
to resume the chase of the elusive clip. ""Minnie'' can't 
always he relied upon to answer "Old Rat's" questions ^^ 

in Chemistry hut when it comes to furnishing tie dry 
wit for the occasion he is right there. Although usu- 
ally quiet when he does uncork he never stops with 
describing the Pelican State until he has given Pinkie 
the usual amount about Culver and the Marines. 
Willi the same firm determination ami true friend- 
ship which he has shown in his days at V.M.I. In- can 
not fail to make a big success in life ami he leaves the 


Fur information along any line whatever, consult this one. As to the soundness 
of his wisdom and his general usefulness, has he not risen to be a cadet captain ? 
Yea. verily. He journeyed with the second class to Plattsburg and when the rest of 
us heard the call of home and hearkened to it, he stayed on and was rewarded with 
a "bevo" commission. From there he was sent out to carry the doctrine of Prepared- 
ness among the heathen and for three months lie was at the University of Georgia. 
The war ending, he put his uniform away and hastened back to don the gray and we 
find him making maxes and foul smells in the Laboratory. He hones some day to be 
an electro-chemist and know as much about an ion as 
old Rat. And lias he ever hoped for anything with- H fe? 

nut getting itr Xtif seel. 

Page Forty-six 

tac-o.ND l'l ass : Private Co. "E" : Caile! 
Orchestra: Marshall Final Ball. 

First Class: Private Co. "E" : Secretary 
Mini Treasurer Lynchburg Club: Mar 
shall Final (iei'lliail. 

The above rare specimen calmly strolled into the arch in the fall of l!)l<>, :i 
mandolin under one arm and ""Hints for Soldiers' 5 under the other. Soon being 
posited in menagerie number b'3 he became an object of interest due to the fact that 
In- hailed from the city <>f Lynchburg where there arc more Caseys than Jones. 
Coming back on the scene in seventeen he immediately swore allegience to Chappie 
and since that time has spent his valuable time between the arms of Morpheus and 
assuring his room mates that the charms of fair women do not attract him. Ili- 
tirst class year finds our hero with all the things that pertain to a full Hedged Hrsl 
da— man. cape, paletot, ring, miniature. \" every- 
thing. His greatest ambition is to become a Lynch- 
burg steel magnate and light his Chesterfields with 
green backs. A loyal and true friend, and inspired 
with il Id V.M.L spirit he is assured of all the suc- 
cess that fortune max offer. 

-.Voir ih, philosophical explanation, etc" 

!■: I ■ : 

"Aeroplane," "Hap;' "H. 0." "Shine." 

"Chain," "Isaac" 
"I've taken my fun where I've found it 
And una- I must pay for my fun." 

— Kipling. 

: Private Co. "D" : Co. Rifle 

Third Class : Private Co. "D" : Co. Rifle 

Secoxd Class : Private Co. "D" : Bullet 
Staff; .Secretary Peninsula Club: Mar- 
shall Final Ball. 

First Class : Private Co. "C" : Bomb 
Staff: Cadet Staff: Marshall Final Ger- 

After having received one "clip" from Hampton Normal Institute, Ethelbert de- 
cided to continue his education at V.M.I. When it comes to having a line we give 
"Aeroplane" the Dog on account of his ability to handle the Cornell hard-boys on 
the subject of playing andy-over with rocks. He is an artist in handling flowery 
English, especially when he can't find his trousers after last "Rev" has gone. Hap 
wrote his girl one day that he had to go down to the "Farmacy" to have his "Adifi- 
davit" signed in his "Question-Air.*" We always look to this Ph.D. when we can't 
find out how to spell because we are sure he doesn't know. He has an unusual mili- 
tary ability, being able to hold the rank of private his 
four years but be swears he ought to be a Cadet Cap- 
tain. "Shine'' chose the "Dough-boys" and went 
with the quota to Camp Lee. There he made a name 
for himself and Old V.M.I. He swears that the 
Kaiser heard about his bayonet class and quit, and 
from all we can gather be is nearly right. Hap was 
a wonderful good-natured disposition and because of 
this everybody picks on him. You always know it's 

Page Forty-eight 

Secoxd Class : Private Co. "A" ; Marshall 
Filial Ball. 

First Class: Private Co. "A": Marshall 
Final German ; Kentucky Club. 

From the Bluefields of Kentucky came this red headed specimen of humanity 
to enter the dear old class of 1919. He at once became unusually popular with his 
old cadet classmates on account of his earnest desire to become proficient in Guard 
Duty? However Eustace returned to us as an old cadet and uncovered his true 
worth as a friend and classmate. He shortly decided to become a disciple of "Monk"' 
and was at once recognized as a high-brow and some day expects to be president of 
the General Electric Company. Although gold lace chevrons never adorned his 
coatee he has proven to be an efficient 0. G., to the sorrow of all Third Classmen. 
"UselessV" sole ambition was to become an aviator in 
the United States Marines, but that day never came. 
However, it was not his fault. He argues for the 
Marines day in and day out and swears that ifs the 
best branch of Uncle Sam's service. Well, Eustace, 
if you show the world what you are as you have in 
these gray walls we are confident that you will return 
to Henderson and live in luxury and ease. 

"Listen boys, here's a good '»«." 

Paoc Forty-nine 


Second Class: Sergeant Co. "('": Clas 
Basketball : Marshall Final Ball. 

First Class: Lieutenant Co 
shall Final German: "Cadet" Staff 
■•Bomb" Staff: Episcopal Church Club 

Where he came from no one knows. Imt he put in his appearance "By the dawn'? 
early light." arrayed in the attire of a miniature stripling. His short trousers dis- 
closed a highly developed parabolic system of the lower extremities. In one hand 
lugged an antique carpet bag, while in the other he held the leash of a ferocious 
Houn' Dog. which trotted between his legs with the most absolute ease. An •"Engi- 
neer" by education, he is nevertheless an "Artist" by inclination — his work on the 
Bomb and Cadet meriting special mention. He discourses for hours on the prover- 
bial "small packages" and declares that men of Xapoleonic statue are destined to 
jerform wonderous deeds. Those who know "Spider" 
ire entertaining the highest confidence in his ability 
to make "the world beat a pathway to his door." for 
he is the possessor of those sterling qualities which 
make success a certainty. "19 is with you heart and 
soul: Au revoir Imt not farewell. 

'■For the love of Pete.'' 

Page Filly 

First Class: First Lieutenant Co. "E" : 
Business Manager "Cadet": President 
Alabama Club: Marshall Final German. 

In all the amials of V.M.I, history never has there been cue so adverse to dissi- 
pation. However iii his Third Class year '"I'asha" became an ardent frequenter of 
the P.K. and even as a Second Classman he ventured to go Ayre( LXG) on his motor- 
cycle in the foot-hills of the Blue Ridge Mts. And finally in his Fir-t Class year he 
went so far as to be lured into Membership with the Bipath Brigade. '"Billy" never 
wanted to become an Officer in the Army but he was an aspirant for a Second Lieu- 
tenancy at Fort Monroe. Only the signing of the Armistice kept his name from be- 
ing added to the list of heroes. But for some reason he quit the ''Heavies'' and de- 
cided to replenish bis knowledge in I'.K. Lab. and 
other essentials to Electrical Engineering. When all 
records have been written and the Class of '19 passes 
into the dim and distant future, all who have known 
him can say that ''Billy" was and is a true friend. 
May you have as much success in life as yon have had 
in making friends at the Institute. 

n u 

Page Fifty-one 

This scion of the Hilly City descended upon us during the second lap and ran 
to molecules and crystal forms. His debut into the lime light was made as an ani- 
mated target upon Easter Morn. Immediately he became a Futurist artist's con- 
ception of what a model should look like. For taking French leave of a guard tour 
he suffered a great slump in morale and various penalty tours. After a brief show 
up during his first class year, Jack departed to become a rough neck doughboy and 
made things hum around Camp Lee. Upon the signing of the Armistice he removed 
the dust from liis ears and went into business with his Dad in Lynchburg. He ex- 
pects to enter the society of the lofty brow at Boston 
Tech next year and then jump into the auto game in 
South America. Godspeed and best wishes from your 
many friends. 

"Say, guy, you're trifling with death." 

Pfije Vijly-tKo 

Third Class: Private Co. "C." 

Second Class : Color Sergeant ; Varsity 

Basketball : Monogram Club ; Tennis 

Team : Marshall Final Ball. 
First Class : First Lieutenant Co. "B" ; 

Varsity Basketball ; Monogram Club ; 

Tennis Team : Marshall Final German. 

He hailed from Newport News. Arriving upon the scene early in September 
1916, "Barroom" came to us little suspecting the cruel ways of the hard third class- 
men. In the course of events he persisted in whistling ".Reveille." despite the fact 
that "Retreat" was demanded. From this episode he had a very narrow escape, but 
under the tutelage of '"Goat Gray," he successfully met his difficulties and soon 
found himself adorned with chevrons. These chevrons have been gaining in rank 
at every makeover since. As a member of the basketball team Gary has done much to 
help V.M.I's. record grow larger and better. His ability along this line may be 
seen by his having played on the Camp Lee Team 
while in the Officers' School. Around the ladies he 
simply has his own way. However, Barroom seems 
to care very little for the hound stuff. Who wouldn't 
make a hit with his looks, ease, and utter indifference ? 
But there are rumors that "Pink Cheeks" is a regular 
"H.D.," so in his "affairs de couer," he has his own 
way and ranks with the best. Having the great ad- 
vantage of extreme ycmthfulness, both in age ami ac- 
tions, Gary promises a brilliant career. Already he 
is beginning to assume a slightly more serious atti- 
tude. Come on "Barroom," we're betting 

Page Fifty -three 

It has been the custom since "ye olden days" for the natives of Petersburg to 
send their innocent sons to absorb, acquire, or otherwise obtain possession of the 
teaching's of Jones, Mallorv, Pendleton, and Ford. In compliance with the custom 
"Gloomy" dropped his suitcase in the arch in the fall of 1915, and said with a voice 
that still rings in the ears of Col. Ford. "I want to take the Arts, Sir." Fate had a 
most eventful career in store for "Gloomy." Xaturally. he caters to the fair sex. 
But woe is he who throws roses at the feet of woman and expects kindness in return. 
For not many days after he was placed in the confidence of the Commandant by being 
made a cadet officer, he went to I). R. C. with a calk- 
on his arm ami now he carries a fowling piece. But 

gentle reader don't think that he was to be down- tofe "***" 

trodden by this. He immediately became a promin- 
ent figure in the business world of Lexington. He i- 
the proprietor of the firm of "Gits Gillus and Chas. 

Charras." "Gloomy'" you have been numbered as If/fil { t 

one of the friends of everyone in "ID. and we all unite 
ling you "Godspeed." 


First Class: Lieutenant Co. "F"; Base- 
ball Squad: Cadet Literary Society: 
President Tenuessee Club; Marshall 
Final German: Associate Editor, Spring 

Behold the youngest man in the class of '19! Hut you would never 
from the number of times he gets boned for "heard on face." Unfortunate! 
a "first lute'" at Culver Summer School last summer and ever since then it 
"me and Mike on the Municipal Pier" or "those kids in my company." ( 
himself is not so important. Incidentally he bought stock in the Mormo 
Company while at Culver ami his future is settled. "Pinkie" is a Liberal . 
profession but is very unique in that lie lias been known to study when t 
doubt about Col Ford being there the next day. Hut "cots ami covers" are 
his line. With wild dreams of getting to France in 
a month. ""Ilig" showed the had judgment ( ? ) of 
joining the .Marine Section here and consequently 
didn't enjoy the furlough that the Army boys got at 
camp. He still insists that he would have been a 
Marine "Ace" if the Kaiser hadn't gotten yellow. 
But now he intends to marry an heiress and become 
editor of the McKeiixic Weekly, (in to it John I'.. 
"l!i is with you wherever von go — even in the Marines. 
-Then don't do it that icay up <it Culver." 

he Wi 

is bee 

d \i. 


•fist I 
■iv Wi 

Page Fifty-fi* 




Born 1S98. Matriculated 1916. 

"Hock," "H. 0.." "Ackwassus" 

'If she be not fair to me, what care I how 
fair she be:'" — Pluto. 

Third Class : Private Co. "A" ; Class 


Second Class : Sergeant Co. "A" ; Mar- 
shall Final Ball; Bullet Staff: Class 

First Class : Private Co. "A" : Marshall 
Final German ; 2nd Lieutenant, In- 
fantry Reserve, TJ. S. A. 

Many moons ago a tall specimen from the Lone Star State ambled thru the 
arch and proceeded to create quite a stir. Such as "Drag in that elbow Mister'' was 
heard thruout barracks and with a huge following of naughty Third Classmen he 
was led to 110 for further training in the art of Soldiering. Since that momentous 
day "Hock's" fame as a "hard boy" Sergeant and an expert Chemist have spread 
thruout barracks. Despite his many faults he succeeded in getting a place in the 
rear rank of A Co. and passed all his Chemistry tickets. He thought V.M.I. too 
easy and so he undertook the conquest of Camp Lee and incidentally Walnut Hill 
and he is now the proud possessor of Gold Bars and 
paper puttees and — well, we'll wait for the invita- 
tions to tell what, but we all have a hunch it has 
something to do with a Bag and Trunk Co. Well, 
"Hock," as a keydet you have been the best of fel- 
lows and when you leave, Old V.M.I, can proudly sav 
— "He is a son of mine, Old world you had better 
watch your step." 

"Go get 'em." 

Page Fijly-six 

Second Class: Sergeant Co. "F" : Liter- 
ary Society: Marshall Final Ball. 

First Class: Private Co. "F" : Marshal 
Final German. 

And lo. they found him hitting the hay. It is a great wonder that Nigger did 
not appear in the arch as a newly Cadet hearing with him his best of friends-a hay. 
His rat year must have extracted entirely all of bis energy, for ever since then he has 
not failed to let any opportunity slip by in which he could take a nap — after rev. 
before classes, between drill and parade — on and on he went, little caring for any 
penalty so long as he got his hay. His reputation for laziness was early made, but 
this is in part incorrect, as Nigger will once in a while consent to do a few unneces- 
sary things. What a disposition he has — always smiling or laughing, with never a 
cross word or an angry look. No wonder that such a 
man is so universally popular at V.M.I. A heart as 
big as all out of doors and a willingness to give a 
friend a helping hand, invests our •"Coon"' and gives 
him the admired personality which he possesses. Al- 
though proclaiming no triumphs in the art of "vamp- 
ing" the Calic "■Nigger" has a more or less varied 
reputation. His desire for a Calic knitted sweater 
was fully satisfied bv the receipt of a prettv blue one, 
just the size for her "doll baby." His HART left 
him before one hop, but what care he.? Calic or no 
Calic he's satisfied and carefree. When "Nigger" 
has gone, the men of "1!» will always remember him 

v. May his 

his years at 

Page Fifty-seven 

"Bolshivec ?" "jSTose." "Take his name:" "Sir. I have been in Ka-haaki." 
"D-x it, TAKE HIS NAME." On the other hand a southern gentleman, by name 
R. Comcobb Jerrigen. Some argue that he was really here in his fourth class year, 
but the majority of us saw very little of him until he blossomed forth with his pro- 
verbial "Mai Gliiek" in his following year. Advancing still farther, we find the 
"Pony" enjoying Piggie's Mechanics. On a certain morning after the night before 
the Lt. Col. informed him that his utter misapprehension of the appreciation of the 
basic fundamentals of the natural sciences showed redoubtable lack of study. "Ab- 
sent ami reporting in January of his first class ses- 
sion."" nothing less than with the colors in the Arkan- 
sas Expeditionary Forces. Eittle to our surprise 
"Horse" stood first in his company for a shavie. 
Dame rumor would it that be also mastered a win- 
ning band with the fairer sex in Little Rock. Among 
other numerous merits, he holds, unapproaehed. the 
record for emptying a Coca Cola bottle in less than 
the theoretic time. A student true — Col. M. says the 
"Horse" can handle an A.C. current in more ways 
than a farmer can beat a mule. Turning to the seri- 
ous side and the future, we expect to find this young 
man a second ".I. 1>." in the oil fields of his native 

Page Fifty-eight 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "•'." 

Third Class: Corporal Co. "B"' ; Track 

Squad : Publicity I 'omuiittee. 
Second Class : Serjieanl Co. "B" : Varsity 

Track: Monogram Club: Marshall Final 

First Class: Private Co. "is": Varsity 

Track: Monogram Club; Marshall Final 


This hard boy from the suburbs of Winchester 
fall of 1915. lie and the drill masters went round an 
the one to go around last. His 1 mil dog characteristic-; 
■Son Read would start him lapping the parade ground 
poral of the guard so that be could be stopped in time 
ether ••dog" characteristics ye scribe blushes at their 
him all over. After a taste of army life at Plattsbu 
needed him to help settle that little argument in mil 
claimed his allegiance. After another taste, and this 
time a salty one. of life at Paris Island he gladly gave 
up a chance at the bars ami was sent to finish out the 
engagement at Qnantico, or so it proved, lie joined 
us in February to persuade our fratre in facilitate 
that they should individually and collectively sign 
his dip. He has a job waiting him in Boyce, testing 
eggs ami determining the specific gravity of cider. 
But wherever the trails of fortune lead your feet, we 
know that you are bound to rise like the foam on beer. 

nn] away his freedom in tin 
1 round but "Ox*" was alwavs 

• were the marvel of barracks. 

and leave a call with the cor- 
to go to supper. As for bis 
mention. Concrete. That's 

rg, he decided that Pershing 

ildv France. The devil does 



Third Class : Private Co. "C." 

Second Class : Private Co. "C" : Literary 
Society: Dramatic Club: Marshall Final 

First Class: Private Co. "C" ; Literary 
Society : Vice-President Cotillion Club : 
Assistant Leader Final German : Bomb 
Staff: Cadet Staff: Librarian: Secre- 
tary and Treasurer Camp Lee Club : O. 
G.'s Association. 

On the first of September 1916, a casual observer in the arch asked, "Who is that 
mite of a man over there?" Up spoke the "Petite,"' "My name is T. Dtickett Jones 
and I'm from Petersburg, Va." So it was that "Tom Thumb" came into our midst, a 
newly Cadet in the third class. Laziness and indifference have never been associated 
with Duckett's name. He has been interested in everything, not only things taking 
place in our class, but in all things for the betterment of our school. He has had 
the reputation of being in the "highbrow" class and he rightly deserves it. His ap- 
pearance on the floor of the gym at the hops has brought many glad smiles to the 
Calics' face. Several of them have been heard to say, 
"He's the sweetest thing, oh really he is, oh yes he is 
the sweetest thing, and dance, oh my ! I feel like I am 
in the seventh heaven when he glides over the floor 
with me." In fewer words, in the art of dancing he 
has attained perfection. We have learned to know 
and love you. Duckett. and to have such a friendship 
as yours is a treasure indeed, and when we are separ- 
ated we shall miss you more than can be told. Your 
stay here has been a successful one, and we have every 
confidence that, whatever course vou ma 

Page Sixty 

In bygone days when rats had Eewer privileges, a Lean, lanky, spring-kneed gen- 
tleman from the suburbs of Iveezelltown strolled in our unprotected midst. Having 
had a brother here he had a little more sense than most of lis, altho there arc still 
rumors of how he and a certain Jen went round and round. Arriving safely in his 
second class year thru the trials, he went completely back on his Liberal Arts nature 
by taking Civil. Altho a highbrow, Ire nearly succumbed to the theories of moments 
and farads which obstructed his way. As Secretary of the I). <;">. he has had the 
good of the Association always at heart and protests vigorously against anything 
military or which interferes with a liberal amount of 
hay a day. When lie leaves these hallowed walls he 
expects tn go tn Smith America. However far you go. 
"Chappie." be assured that the hearts of all the boys, 
their best wishes, and expectations will go with you. 

■•Hi 7. th 

Page Sixty-ont 

This man of iron, after spending his early life assisting in the building of the 
C. & 0. B. E., joined our ranks from Eichmond. He must have enjoyed his railway 
work for now he is taking Civil Engineering. Even here his knowledge seems to be 
practical rather than theoretical. An outsider would think that the "'Walrus" was a 
woman hater but those on the inside assure us that deep within him the fire of love 
burns furiously. But for some unknown reason, probably his flirtatious eyes, he 
received only three pink sheets during his second class year. As an athlete he has 
caused many an all star center to bow before him. In track he is at home in the 
high jump and pole vault, causing universal admira- 
tion with the case with which he lifts his ponderous 
bulk over the bar. Taken all in all, lie is one of the 
best friends a "keydet" could have, and where Fred 
treads success is sure to follow. 

"Get out of her 

Page Sixty-l<wo 

"Yawncy" was hardly a keydet by choice, and upon better acquaintance longed 

for his far off Texas home. A strenuous military life did not appeal to him, and 
much less so when he experienced that unpleasant pastime of touring. Although 
an object to that boisterous element, the third class, be survived their machinations, 
and has now reached the mecea of cadet hopes, the first class. "Y" has been a 
lover of the bright lights and certain of Eve's daughters have a peculiar fascination 
for him. As a model of military excellence he hardly reaches the "Beams" ideal, 
but who of us is perfect ? 

There is lots of sense stowed away in his 
cranium, however, and success is his if he will only 
apply himself. 

chat do uou think about that." 

Page Sixty-three 




Born 1897. 

Matriculated 1915. 

"Minny" "Hunt." "Wit iff." "Loop" 

"Laugh and the world laughs with you." 
'Weep and you weep alone." — Old Saying. 

Fourth Class : Private Co. "D."' 
Third Class : Corporal Co. "D." 
Second Class : Private Co. "D" : Minstrei 

Club: Marshall Final Ball. 
First Class: Private Co. "I>": Marshall 

Filial German. 

This increment blew in on us from the metropolis of Mathews. He distin- 
guished himself from the start, gaining the love and admiration of the corpora! 
in charge of him when he lost his way among the trunks in the arch. "Minnie" 
scum demonstrated his military ability when he sang out "•one" at the Adjutant's 
command "Sound Off" at his first parade and the count continued down the rear 
rank. "Whiff" ligidry upheld the reputation of a mean third classman and his 
superb figure, altho minute, won him the rank of a corporal. At the Inauguration 
his engineering instinct was made evident when he pointed out to the corps that 
the third rail was to keep the street car on the track. 
"Loop" passed thru his eventful second class year 
without mishap, gaming friends on every side with 
his ever present smile and good nature. He reached 
the height of his military career in Sept., 1918, when 
be became by mere persistence a dignified first class- 
man and enrolled in the famous order of "0. G.'s". 
When Uncle Sam called many of our number to the 
colors, "Whiff" chose the Coast Artillery Corps and 
proceeded to Ft. Monroe. After the brutal war was 
over, not desiring to follow a military career, "Min- 
nie" at once returned to Lexington to complete his 
technical education. With all his faults, which are 
few, ■•.Minnie" has ga^^thejgrffful admiration 
"I every member ,,f uld^B JP^Woiir years spent 
amongst us have proved Jigh character and tru 
worth as a man and 

Page Sixty-loin 

Fourth Clas 

Third Class: Corporal Co. "A"; Varsity 
Baseball; Monogram Club; Hoi, Com- 

Second Class: First Sergeant Co "A"- 
Varsity Baseball: President Monogram 
Club; Athletic Council; Hop Commit- 
tee; Assistant Manager Basketball- 
Vice-President Southwest Virginia Club-' 
Mai-shall Final Ball. 

First Class: Captain Co. "A"; Athletic 
Council; Varsity Baseball: Monogram 
< lub; President Camp Lee Club: Man- 
ager Basketball: Marshall Final Ger- 
man ; "Bomb" Staff: Literary Society. 

of 'lfSSfMlT ° f manj a , tml aild tabulation in the youngest davs 

personality, ability to lead man/seriousness of pur ' mcienc ^ work > steadiness, 

pose, and all that is dear to the heart of every V 

M.I. man. For this office he was chosen. What 

more need be said of such a man? Prominent not 

only in military affairs, but in every phase of Cadet 


THE BOMB-1919 



Bora 1897. Matriculated 1916. 

"Ton" "Hindenburg" "San Beniie" 

".-) nightingale (lien for shame if another 
bird sings better." — Burton. 

Third Class: Private Co. "B." 

Second Class: Sergeant Co. "B" ; Mar- 
shall Final Ball. 

First Class : Lieutenant Co. ""F" : "Cadet" 
Staff: Marshall Final German. 

With the expression, "Fin from the land where a man to live must lie a man,"' 
one Oscar Lewis Mertz, entered upon the hazardous course of a rat year. True 
"Yon" wandered here from the greasers of the Mexican Border but we are alto- 
gether unable to find out from him the reason of his continued presence in 'God's 
country." This product managed to weather the storm of his first year and the 
following September found him back ready to again don the '-Cadet Gray."' "San 
Benite" became the follower of Tommy and his abilities in studies is readily shown 
by his presence at "B. D.'s Summer Resort for the Dumb." As a sergeant he 
sent fear to the hearts of many a rat and old cadet 
alike. "Hindenburg"' helped swell the third class de- 
linquency curve a great deal. How he and Al Jol- 
son can sing together ! ! ! Just listen once to 'Rock- 
a-bye My Baby." it will be sufficient. His face is 
almost as perfect as his divine figure. With all this 
and his present office, any normal person would bo 
no little conceited, but "Gross" isn't one bit stuck up 
over it. Mertz's trip to Camp Lee proved very suc- 
cessful in many ways, and his latest expression de- 
rived from his camp experience is. "I could never 
get a thrill, 'til I went to Walnut Hill." At present 
his miniature is safely stored in a sti 





Born Sept. 15, 1899. Matriculated L915. 
"Jimmy" "Lady," "Madame Moncure" 
it. for they have 

Blessed are 
lots to Inn 


Fourth Class: Private Co. "E.*' 

Third Class: Corporal Co. "B"; Pinal 
Ball : Hop Committee. 

Second Class: Battalion Sergeant-Major- 
Marshall Final Ball. 

First Class: Battaliau Adjutant: Hop 
Committee; "Cadet" Staff; Vice-Pres- 
ident Richmond Club; Marshall Final 

"Jimmy" came in blushing — just before October Eve." and ever since he has 
had a ready blush at hand— to dispense for the delight of the "Calic" and the amuse- 
ment of the "Keydets." Notwithstanding this seeming modesty, he is a shining 
light in military affairs and enormous quantities of gold lace bedeck his sleeves. At 
parade he commanded instant attention by strutting before the battalion, fla'shino- 
his sword and reading orders in an ultra-smart fashion. He had the very provoking 
habit of displaying his unmusical talents, only when his room-mates were o-ettin" 
some much needed ■•Hay"' and in consequence has been the target for shoes and 
various other bulky articles not allowed in the rules 
laid down by the late Marquis of Queensberry. Al- 
though it is unanimously agreed that an '■Artist's" 
life would have better fitted him for his vocation, 
he is a good chemist — as they go, and all that know 
him are convinced that he will discover the correct 
formula for a great success in life. The best love 
and luck of '10 are with vou. 




Burn 1897. 

-Matriculated 1915 

"Wop," "Count," "Eagle Beak" 
■■lie is divinely bent on meditation." 

— Shakespeare. 

Fotibth Class : Private Co. "C." 
Third Class: Corporal Co. "C." 
Second Class : Sergeant Co. "C" : Vice- 
President Mississippi Club : Swimming 
Team: Literary Society: Marshall Final 
First Class : Private Co. "0" : President. 
Mississippi Club ; Vice-President O. G.*s 
Association : Hop Committee ; "Cadet'' 
Staff : Literary Society : Swimming 
Team : Marshall Final German. 

"Count Eagle Beak, the Wop," hailed from the Italian section of the Delta me- 
tropolis, Greenwood, Mississippi. As an Artist, Wop was Utopian and when not 
embraced in the arms of Morpheus, his calm, pensive visage could be seen encircled 
by the veil of smoke voluptuously curling from his cigar. It was in his second class 
year that he found himself and began to play the real man. In the fall of his first 
class year he answered the call of his country, volunteering into the Central Officers' 
Training Camp at Camp Lee. During his two months of service here, "Count" 
made a record well worthy of his Alma Mater, resuming his duties at school upon 
discharge. As a first classman, "Wop" was digni- 
fied and well balanced, his unbiased discretion and flAtf^Hfr P 
judgment receiving due consideration in all matters ' ™ ■«■ 
of importance to '19 and Y.M.T. 

"He's the doggondest buzzard I've ever seen." 

I'age Sixty-eit/Za 




B LS9r. Matriculated L915. 

"Shady," "Srjuared-circle" "Box-car" 
"Square- jaws" 

'The women pardoned nil 

ept his face." 

Fouhtii Class: Private Co. "A." 
Third Class: Corporal Co. "F." 
Second Class: Sergeant Co. "B"; Presi- 
dent S. C. Club: Marshall Final Ball. 
First Class: Lieutenant Co. "B" ; Presi- 
dent S. C. Club; Marshall Final Ger- 
man : Class Historian. 

Deluded by an elder brother's honeyed words, "Shady*" was coaxed into the In- 
stitute in 1915. and it is not quite clear whether his box-jaws were born with him 
or tlie result of surprise at his reception. This book-worm, having- nothing else to 
do, took to the stars in his third class year with great ease. These "guiding stars," 
however, didn't always keep him from grief, as he found when, as a hard third 
classman he tried to nip the Rosebud in the third stoop library. "Shady V action 
in becoming a follower of Tommy was probably due to his desire to be able to solve 
the puzzle of his face, but until the fourth dimension is discovered we are afraid 
that the problem of squaring a circle will remain un- 
solved. However Shady has been successful in all o£ 
his other endeavors here and we feel sure that he 
will cniitiinie to be successful in after life. 

Page Si.xty-nim 




Born 1899. Matriculated 1010. 

"Tedo." "Monk," "Jew" 

"A foot in arc lii/lit. a step more true 
Xe'er from the heath flower dashed the 
dew."— Scott. 

Third Class : Private Co. "C" : Cadet Lit- 
erary Society. 

Second Class: Supply Sergeant Co. "C" : 
Vice-President Cadet Literary Society; 
Director Dramatic Club; Athletic Pub- 
licity Committee; "Bullet" Staff; Mar- 
shall Final Ball. 

First Class: Lieutenant Co. "E" : "Cadet" 
Staff : "Bomb" Staff : Chairman Public- 
ity Committee : Minstrel Club : President 
t 'adet Literary Society : President "Old 
Tavlor" Club: Marshall Final German. 

Just come and look at our Art Gallery in E-2, fellows. Oh yes, they belong 
to "Monk." Good looking! Well how could they be "Monk's" and be otherwise? 
You see it's like this — while we other Big Dogs keep the Vic. busy with "Alice in 
Wonderland" "Monk" sits back, munches Whitman's and calls for "La Pa Loma" 
and "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia." Often he wants to Win Free trips to Rich- 
mond to eat those meals of Richmond's noted Che(l)fs. Last fall he spent a 
few weeks in the Ratskeller of the Seelbach meanwhile faking an existence at the 
F. A. C. 0. T. S. at Camp Taylor. Since the armistice he has returned to the 
Institute and contents himself with being President 
of The "Old Taylor" Club and producing works of 
art to grace the pages of the Bomb. But with all his 
fickleness and bigamistic ideas we are sure that many 
years from now when we review "Who's Who in 
America" we will find the name of Theodore Morton 
therein for "Monk's" personality is irresistible and his 
good qualities so numerous that he is bound to win. 

"Play the Vic. Buzz, you've got zero demerits." 

Page Seventy 




Bora 1899. Matriculated 1916. 

"Jerlge" "Mar" 

a limit fur u' Hint." — Bum, 

Third Class: Private Co. "B." 

Second Class: Private Co. "B" ; Marshall 

Final Ball. 
First Class : Private Co. "B" : Marshall 

Final German. 

The above nonchalantly informed the hard third classman who was acting as 
his personal escort on the clay of his arrival, that he hailed from Danville and that 
his knowledge of the military was by no means small, for his two years at Boilers 
had not been wasted. He was soon recognized as a man of great intellect, due to 
his never failing ability to secure that elusive ""approved" on all furloughs lis 
submitted. His reputation as a '"guard house lawyer" was only excelled by his 
ability to dog. As a second classman, he spent most of his time inducing Katherine 
to carry flattering messages to her father. At the hops he is a vamp of the bright- 
est order. Few there are who can withstand his 
honeyed words. Make as many friends in the big 
game as you have at V.M.I., "Mac" and the 
cornucopia of success will be emptied at your feet. 

"You don't know nothin'." 

Page Seventy-oni 



Born 1801. Matriculated 191C. 

"Reggie" "Lydia," "Ancient" 

"His hair is gray, tho not with years.'' 

— Byron. 

Third Class : Private Co. "F" : Basketball 

Second Class : Private Co. "F' - : Football 

Squad: Class Basketball: Marshall 

Final Ball. 
First Class: Private Co. "F" : Marshall 

Final German. 

Dear George: — I am ritin you about a guy named Lydia. He seems to be 
after the belt that Jess Willard is wearing. And he is some titer, ain't never been 
licked, he sez and his only trouble is suckin in enough guys to try to put an end 
to his cosmos. He claims to be a kemist but you know what these here boys spread 
the bull about what they can do. Kemistry is a pretty good profession for him too 
cause he reminds you of H,S0 4 — CaCl — his hare is white as sno. Y. Lewis says 
it comes from worrying so much about two or three gals scattered all over the 
continent. I don't no nothing about that but he's a mighty good fello and I sho 
do hope you'll meet him and your best wishes will 
folio him like all ours does. 



"Now, took here ." 

Pripe Seventy-two 

Once in the long past when we were rats, hoarse and heavy breathing was 
heard in the arch. Investigation showed our "Baby" stuck in the entrance and 
vainly trying to escape. Fresh from the part of Michigan where they serve pie for 
breakfast, dinner and supper, his appearance gave ample testimony of good feed. 
He, however, lost a great deal during the ensuing six months, and while still fat 
enough to be called "Fats,'" he at least looks more like a human being than a car- 
toon. As a roommate and a classmate he has no equal, and his hearty smile and 
big heart have made him a "slue" of friends, who join hands in wishing him as 
slippery and as easy time through life as he has had 
through the Institute. 

Pa,u- Seventy-thr 




Born 1S98. Matriculated 1916. 

"String," "Legs," "Guigley" "Bevo" 
"A Woman is only a woman, 
But a fiood cigar is a smoke." 

Thikd Class: Private Company "A." 
Second Class : Private Company "A" ; 

Marshall Final Ball. 
First Class : Private Company "A" : Mar- 
shall Final German. 


"Cuigley" is one of these happy-go-lucky fellows that somehow gets by but 
how he does it is a mystery. He professes to be very well informed and can often 
be heard telling "Pash" about the various branches of the service. There is nothing 
in life that is new to him and he is fully satisfied. "Legs" spends his summers in 
quiet as he is entirely too lazy to do otherwise. He has always steered clear of the 
fairer sex but he goes to the Hops because of the supper. "String" decided upon 
the infantry as the branch of the service and was with the first twenty-five sent to 
('amp Lee. While at camp he fought in the great "Battle of the Flu," and man- 
aged tn come through unscathed. Epon the signing 
of the armistice he could not withstand the tempta- 
tion to return to the Institute and grab a "dip." if 

sible. Here's wishing you the best of luck an 
may you always come through on top. 

"Well, what 111 

Page Seventy -fou 

Strati'ord-on-Avon was the birthplace of Shakespeare and it is remember* 
because of that. Who does not revere it and who does not long to go there and 
walk through its historic streets? Shakespeare was of another day. but now we 
have among us a man who has put Galax on the county map. A man who lias 
indeed honored his home town by being born there. He is surely a charming 
component of any countryside. As you know, "Jim's" first year at V.M.I, was a 
successful one and he still cherishes many happy memories. A "Titanic" felt 
justly slighted if this lovable cadet did not take her in tow for a while, he was s" 
gentlemanly and graceful. As an old cadet and the ^^^^ ____^. 

wearer of two and later three stripes, lie never failed _ 

to take advantage of all privileges. Still never let 
it be thought that he did not work. Eor was not his 
uniform adorned with those glittering symbols of 
aeademie profieiency. the golden stars, and due to 
his knowledge of semaphore was he not made an in- 
structor in signaling at Plattshurg? After Platts- 
burg he went to Erie to assist the G. E. people in the 
building of turbines, and only his modesty prevented 
him from supplying the brains of the company in- 
stead of the manual labor. However, that may be. 
bis cheerfulness and generosity in helping his clas^- 

a friend well 





Bora 1898. Matriculated 1914.. 

"Bobbie:' "Biddioe" 

"Disguise our bondage as we iriJI 
"Tis woman, woman rules us still." 

—Moon . 

Fourth Class: Private Co. "B" : Company 
Rifle Team. 

Third Class : Corporal Co. "B" : Company 
Rifle Team: Class Historian. 

Second Class: First Sergeant Co. "B" : 
Class Historian: Marshall Final Ball. 

First ('lass: Captain Co. "B": Class His- 

Out of the sands and the sunshine, out of the land of the sage brush upon a 
September morning came this newly cadet to make his abode within these Halls 
of Fame. He likes Virginia so well that he has not returned to the laud of his 
Nativity in three long years. He is a follower of Chappie and one of no mean 
ability, however, the Alum is not entirely unknown to him. He knows all about 
everything from a "battle royal' to a "hull fight" and claims to be the only man 
from the "Lone Star" state who can rope a steer, throw and brand him in the re- 
markably short time of an hour and a half. To show his tenacity he has spent the 
best part of five years in running to ground the 
elusive Dip. the privilege of sitting on the cannons 
and leaving on F. C. P. Here's a boy of wonderful- 
personality and his cheerful nature and bright smile 
have won him a host of friends. Wherever he goes 
we feel every confidence in his ability to do himself 
and the Institute proud. Here's to you, big boy. 
may the Gods lie as good to you in the future as they 
have in the past. 

'■r 7 /> she (iocs.'' 

Page Se-icnty-six 




Born 1897. Matriculated 1916. 

"Count" "Jack" 

"Alas! Our iimi nil affection 
Or water hut the desert." 

run to wasti 

Tiiikd Class: Private Co. "E." 

Second Class : Sergeant Co. "E" : Mar- 
shall Final Ball. 

First Class: Lieut. Co. "E": Marshall 
Final German; President Florida Club. 

Little we knew of the underlying value of this crude specimen from the ever- 
glades of Florida where the Dodo's do and the red wings don't. When Jack first 
joined us at the beginning of our third class year our subject at first looked hopeless 
but now we swell with pride as we view him beyond six inches of cigarette holder, 
his hair falling equally to both sides, posing over "Red." bound volumes of "Loves 
Labor Lost" : and we pronounce him a finished product of the Rah ! Rah ! Boys. 

He cast his lot with the Chemists in the hopes of discovering something new in 
color schemes — to obtain a beautiful Red from a mixture of pink sheets and hot air. 
But much to his sorrow his efforts were in vain. 
However with this sad experience behind him he has 
attacked chemistry from a more practical angle and 
is to be congratulated on his achievements. Although 
you have often wandered from the way. Count, we 
are confident of vour success in whatever you under- 

Pagi Seventy-seven 



Born 1S98. Matriculated 1916, 

"Plowboy," "Fairie," "Tom" 


"Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful." 
— Shakespeare. 

Third Class : Private Co. "D. v 

Second Class: Private Co. "D" ; Marshall 

Final German. 
First Class: Private Co. "D"; Marshall 

Final German; Second Lieutenant, C. A. 

R. C. U. S. A. 

With blinking eyes and measured tread this dainty little fairy drifted into 
our midst. Why his arrival was not heralded by the blasts of trumpets and the 
ringing of bells will always remain a mystery to all who know him. "Plowboy" 
threw in his lot with the Civil Engineers, and this was the principal cause of his 
trip to West Virginia. It is rumored he fell in love with some mountain nymph 
for he returned a changed man. Tom reached his first class year with a clean 
record. He was one of the lucky five who cast their lot with the Heavy Artillery. 
The signing of the armistice seemed not to worry him for he stayed* to see the 
"Battle of Fort Monroe" fought to a successful con- 
clusion. Then he returned to the Institute to work 
for his almighty "dip": an achievement we are sure 
he'll h'nish in grand style. Here's the best o' luck to 
you, Tom, in this and the greatest possible success 
in all your life's endeavors. 

Page Seventy-eight 

Forimi Class: Private Co. "A"; Base- 
ball Squad : Class Basketball. 

Tniun Class: Corporal Co. "E" : Scrub 
Baseball; Captain Class Basketball. 

Second Class: Quarter-master Sergeant 
Co. "P.": Basketball Squad; Marshall 
Final Ball. 

First Class: First Lieutenant Co. "B" : 
Advertising Manager "Cadet"; Marshall 
Final German. 

Some people are born that way. others have it thrust upon them. Speakinsr, 
of course, of having Lexington as a home town. Iss could not help it and for this 
reason we will hold it against him. With such environments in his earlv days he 
was naturally doomed to be a city slicker. A more typical keydet never existed. 
For instance did you ever see him when he was not hungry. Re-exams are nothing 
new to him and he loves hay. On summer furlough after our second class year 
P. I. went forth as a senior lieutenant to impart knowledge to Culver cadet- •>"- 1 
made for himself an enviable reputation. When Uncle Sam 
hurrying to Cain]) Taylor and proceeding to bat it up 
for a commission in the Field. He was stopped only 
by the cessation of hostilities. Mike, you have been 
a wonderful cadet, but we love you for a' that and 
some day we expect you to make old man Lexington 
stand at attention if not fin out. 

Page Seventy-nine 

Fourth Class : Private Co. "C." 

Third Class : Corporal Co. "E" ; Public- 
ity Committee. 

Second Class : First Sergeant Co. "C" ; 
P. E. Committee : Assistant Manager 
Baseball : Social Editor "Bullet" : Mar- 
shall Final Ball. 

First Class : First Lieutenant Co. "D" ; 
P. E. Committee : Treasurer Y. M. C. A. ; 
Manager Baseball : Treasurer Richmond 
Club: President S. V. A. Club: Cadet 
Staff: Bomb Staff: Marshall Final Ger- 

This was observed pushing his nose through the arch on a September morn 
when Bull Eat John still sat at the head of the Stoopniggers mess, and our guiding 
light was wearing yellow striped pantaloons. He has been busy doing the same 
thing ever since and by the process of elimination has arrived at F. C. P. and the 
coveted cape. We still have hopes of his eventually getting to the B. H. Our 
Freddy does shocking things when driven to it, and has become an adept in running 
down elusive electrons and vanishing volts. He has some queer tastes, but is get- 
ting over some of them. For instance he only recently gave up olives as a steady 
diet. He is still fond of playing the game of "Mary 
had a little Lamb" though, and can be observed any 
night, wildly pushing his pen in pursuit of Mary. 
Mean third classman, I. D. K. shark, hard 1st Sgf.. 
real doughboy, what hasn't our little Freddy been? 
But no matter his immediate fad, he has always found 
time to help along when you are in trouble, and is 
never too busy to be genial. Here's luck to you 
Freddy: may the happiest days of your past be the 
saddest days of your future, and may the sunshine 
of comfort dispel the clouds of your despair. 

Page Eighty 

It was a great day for the future 0. G.'s of '19 when this Taulac baby from 
the Smoky City (of the South) presented himself to the 0. D. with the necessary 
requirements of a "Newly Cadet." During his rat year Shack was an apt student 
for the clean sleeve element. However, it was not until he was given a position on 
the mail carrier's staff that he really came into his own. Moved by existing con- 
ditions instead of inward feelings, and a realization of his great advantage in 
Liberal Arts, (being gifted with the Birmingham dialogue and a great love for 
Snappy Stories) P. I. at once became a staunch follower of Chappie after a two 
weeks' sojourn with the C. E.'s. As time passed 
Shack's love for the Valley of Virginia became so (E5 

great that lie was moved to spend the summer fur- jj 1 

Imigh of bis second class year at the Rockbridge Alum 
Springs. It is unnecessary to say that through his 
sunny disposition and marked sincerity he has won 
tlie admiration and friendship of all his classmates, 

of bis future we have no fear. 

Page Eighty-one 

Dud had previously had a rear at college but received quite a shock upon 
signing up for his sentence here. He became somewhat lost in the multitude of 
Eats and his fame was not spread abroad until be hecame a "Hard-Boy" and an 
invitation to 18 was sufficient cause. for a trip to the Grim. At one time "B. V. D." 
had aspirations to become a follower of the amps and volts, but now he doubts the 
wisdom of his choice. He wonders how he can make the $200 per necessary to 

supjrort himself and . On the track. Dud is an all-round man. He will run 

any race and hurdles are his specialty. Broad jumping is one of his side lines 
that never fail. He did good work with the relay 
team at Philadelphia, and in the other meets put 
them all in the shade. As soon as the bars were 
lifted and the men were allowed to go to camp Dud- 
ley went in the Heavy Artillery. But as most of 
the world desired peace, he obtained his discharge 
along with his commission. Old man, our paths will 
soon diverge but old friends must meet again. 'l!i 
wishes vou the best of success in all vour endeavors. 

"// I ever get out of this place 

Page Eig/rty-li^o 

Fourth Class: Private Co, "D" ; Captain 
Class liaseball: Sernli Football ami bas- 

Tiiiiai Class: Corporal Co. "I*.": Vice- 
President Class. 

Second Class: First Sergeant Co. "E' - ; 
Vice-President Class; Secretary Mono- 
gram Club; Assistant Leader Final 
Ball; Eing Committee; Vice-President 
Athletic Association. 

First Class: Captain Co. "B" ; Vice-Pres- 
ident Class: President Athletic Associa- 
tion; President Monogram Club; Cap- 
tain Baseball: Varsity Football (3»: 
Basketball (3); Baseball (3. 2. 1) ; 
Monogram Club (3, 2, 1): Marshall 
Final German. 

We have often heard of the luck of the Irish, but here is the personification o± 
it all His presence serves better security than all the safety first appliances of the 
twentieth century. Every St. Patrick's day he and Du can be seen comparing 
greens But he 'is more than a snake charmer, using his wiles to great advantage 
on the Ball room floor. "Sully" says that variety is the spice of life and noble 
structures lose their fascination with age. His inconsistency is confirmed and por- 
trayed by his recent transfer from the Curtis Flying School to the doughboys, as 
he 'said he would rather get shot than freeze to death. Joe's success does not come 
wholly from the possession of the proverbial horse 
shoe for in him are personified those qualities which 
identify him as a man among men. Your future 
triumphs are assured us, for you have been success- 
ful in all vour undertakings and there is nothing too 
hard for you to undertake. Though we are on the 
fields of warfare and suffer many hardships you will 
always be the same old Irish, a true friend and com- 

Page Eighty-three 

"Freddie," "Fritz," "Captain" 
"Let us consider the reason of the case, 
For nothing is law that is not reason." 

— Sir John Poirell. 

Fourth Class : Private Co. "C ' ; Class 

Third Class : Corporal Co. "D" : Captain 

Class Football. 
Second Class: Sergeant Co. "D" ; Mai- 

shall Filial Ball. 
First Class : Lieutenant Co. "D" ; Cadet 

Staff ; Secretary and Treasurer N. C. 

Club ; Marshall Final German. 

'"Quoth the raven nevermore." This pigeon-toed amateur barber quoth like- 
wise a few minutes after his arrival in barracks, but "Wishes never dug ditches," 
so we have been blessed with his presence ever since. Most of his time during his 
rat year was spent in dilating on Kinston. It seems that this city paved Main 
Street and sent Fred to V.M.I, the same year, these actions being the result of a 
mighty civic improvement move. For some unknown reason, (some say because 
of his manly beard) at the end of his rat year he had the large duties and respon- 
sibilities of a corporal thrust upon him. He was able to hold on to this office by 
wisely selecting Withers for a roommate and fol- 
lowing his advice upon all occasions. As a result of 
this co-operation Fred pulled down a sergeant next 
year. After this honor he became over-confident, 
and trusting in his own ability deserted his kind 
mentor of the previous year and acquired new room- 
mates. Following this treachery he came to grief 
with the flags at "rev.," and has ever since been pos- 
sessed of a properly chastened spirit. Being an in- 
habitant of the first stoop library during his third 
class year he was a victim of circumstances and was 
duly received among the followers of Dr. Kerlin the 
next vear, but only after heated discussion of two 

Page Eiqlity-four 

Behold fair sex. this heart crushing farmer, who hails from Guinea Mills 
statue renown. He grew so tall that the fence no longer obstructed his view a 
as a result safely landed in the fourth stoop library to pass his rathood, much to 1 
sorrow "of those" who grew to know his "mighty right." As an athlete we need ] 
comment. Far and near the "terrible tackle'-' was known to others besides th 
who wore his battles scars of gridiron days. In the field he won fame, and on 1 
gym floor few went over his head. To the achievements of Shorty, arise the thoug 
of Achilles and Hector, and we are justly proud. For the receiver of pink-shei 
Tommy claims second to none. The mail thrown in 
<;--.2 for seven occupants generally begins — "'Dear 
Ralph: — Farmville is so lonesome now," etc. How 
lie manages it is something marvelous. He is an 
ardent follower of "Chappie." and Morpheus, whose 
praises you can hear him sing any time, including. 
"I hate to lose you." and "When she sends me that 
picture from Winston-Salem." To predict your 
future. Tommy, is unnecessary. Your personality 
and untiring efforts have won a place in the hearts 

Page Eiff/ily-fii' 

Second Class: Supply Sergeant Co. "D" : 
Rins Committee : Assistant Cheer Lead- 
er : Assistant Business Manager Christ- 
mas Supplement; Bullet Staff: Stage 
Director Minstrel Show : Marshall Final 

First Class : Lieutenant Co. "C" ; Cheer 
Leader ; Bomb Staff : Post Exchange 
Council : Marshall Final German. 

Plere is a man of varied career and gifted with many talents. Nobody knows 
what he will do next. From the very meekest of rats he changed to one of the 
most daring bomb shooters in the third class; changing again to a dignified officer 
after having corporal's chevrons thrust upon him. However he did not forget his 
third class manners during his days as a dignified lieutenant — he only ran fiftv- 
three demerits in one month. Jim has untiring energy and marked ability but 
these gifts often make his studies suffer. The number of undertakings he attempts 
would appall McAdoo — but not Jim. He is just the man we can depend upon to 
do anything. He used to be a heart-breaker but met 
his Waterloo this past summer when he came back 
to patch up his deficiencies. A fair lady from Balti- 
more is the cause of his sudden desire to attend 
Johns Hopkins after graduation. Jimmy was riding 
the "gravy" through the C. 0. T. S. at Camp Lee- 
when the armistice sent him back to school. Look 
out old world, '19 wants to say "he's got 'em;" 

"Boys I wish goii irerc Big Dogs like me — any mail.'" 

Page Eighty-six 

Iii September, 1915, the city on the banks of the Eiver Dan yielded up to the 
class of '19 this phantom. After many attempts at location and many efforts in 
the field of research, he was found in 100- A. Up to this time it was a case of taking 
him for granted as one could not see him in the sunlight. He had to stand up 
two or three times in the same place to make a shadow. But one way of being sure 
of him was to see a duck coming clown the stoop, apparently unsupported. But 
soon we became accustomed to such phenomena. One might be sure who it was fol- 
lowing it. He is no Aurora Borealis in a military way, but Brother he can alter- 
nate more of Monk's currents than that personage 
himself and his questions are the bane of Bull Bat's 'H 

existance. After all, fellows, here is one who will car 

always be found among the foremost and our class is 
a better one for having had him. Our hearts go with 
yiiu. App, wherever duty calls. 

Page Eighty-seven 

This protege of the Elk's Home roamed through the arch accompanied by sev- 
eral of his brothers in misery and was assigned to Eoom 93. In a few weeks after 
his arrival his intense popularity became very evident and at any hour of the day 
one could see as many as ten third classmen enter his sanctuary. "Willie" cele- 
brated his ascension to the third class by joining the "Dark Time Poker Club" of 
the First Stoop Library and as a result was the recipient of many unofficial visits 
from the "Beam." During the hops he discarded his chevrons to keep an after- 
taps date and was hostess of quilting parties the remainder of the year on that ac- 
count. "Wullie's" second class year produced an 
auburned-haired Sergeant who burst forth from his 
cocoon into the realms of the first class as a "Buck," 
which exalted position he also held in the "Gravel- 
crushers'" at Camp Lee. The last year saw him 
reaching into new fields and so successful was he 
that Barracks dubbed him "Joclo." Though his hair 
is against him and he took Arts we readily forget his 
faults and are confident that in a short time "Willie" 
will bring credit and renown to his Alma Mater bv 

Page Eighty-eight 

Sergeant Co. "F" ; 
Business Manager 

Football : Assistant 
Marshall Final Ball. 
t Class: Captain Co. "B" ; Manager 
lotball; Editor-in-Chief "The Bomb"; 
••Cadet" Staff: Vigilance Committee; 
Hop Committee; Athletic Council: Sec- 
ond Lieutenant Coast Artillery: Mar- 
shall Final German. 

In the early fall of '15 the above specimen left his habitat in the coal fields to 
assume the duties of a "Keydet." Great were his intentions and as the long days 
passed we find him one of "the chief sources of barracks talk. Ih.s sudden fame 
was the outcome of his aid to the Beam in an endeavor to increase the military 
eifieiency of the special guard. Here we find him occupying one of the tew chairs 
in the Guard Room over week-ends. However this was not to be his permanent 
status, for he was soon to win a foremost place in his class m all lines. He is one 
of the few who always wore the Stars, to say nothing of Chevrons. Nor are his 
abilities limited to only those things which every 
Cadet must undergo, for he has always been active 
in all social affairs. This can be readily proven by 
his admiration for the Guard Tree as well as other 
cozy nooks. He enlisted in the Coast Artillery and 
was commissioned Second Lieutenant within a few- 
weeks; however, as soon as the armistice was signed 
he sought his discharge, so as to obtain that much 
longed for '-'Dip." So Bob, here's to you. Old Man. 
we know you will make your mark in life in the same 
wav you have accomplished all your desires during 
your four years here. 


"He seemed a cherub who had lost his way 
And wandered hither." — Loicell. 

Second Class : Private Co. "C" ; Vice- 
President Danville Club : Marshall Final 

First Class : Private Co. "B" ; President 
Danville Club: Marshall Final German. 

This ambitions electrician joined us in our Third Class year and since then has 
been a valuable asset to the class, and more so to aid in swelling the ranks of Co. 
"C." "Shrimp"' is the only original Hard Boy that we have in the class and he is 
often heard to mutter "Oh, how hard I am." He took special courses of instruction 
in different- subjects last summer, being of such a studious nature, and in a certain 
class can be heard answering the cptestions of the ''Crafty Monk." "Babe" was 
amongst the first twenty-five to join the doughboys at Camp Lee and while there was 
among the hardest of the hard boys, and could easily pass as a member of the regular 
army. When the war ended the "Infant's" thoughts ^w 

again flew to the pursuit of learning and he returned 
to battle with "Monk" for the elusive dip. §jjS gj>| 

Wake up. Ploughboy." |g] ^ ^"Fi 

Page Ninety 

The bare statement of facts above would be a fit and cherished epitaph to go on 
any "keydet's" service record. "Cotton'' is said by his room-mates to be the original 
possessor of the fabulous horse shoe. Horse shoe. Swastika, rabbits foot, or what- 
ever he carries with him. the above achievements speak for themselves. As a rat he 
furnished shoe polish and. amusement for room i)3. As a third classman he began 
wearing the gold and the habit has persisted. Squads right and squads left were, 
easy for him. but Monk's physics and Eat's chemistry were obstacles that kept him 
up many weary hours. When the first class left to make the world safe for democ- 
racy, he journeyed to Camp Lee and endured the sand 
and social life to which the cadets were exposed. TIT1J S«? 

When the armistice was signed, the attraction of the "' 

gray was too strong and he was among the first to 
hasten back. Loved by many, admired by all. we can 
not but feel that his success in after life will parallel 
his accomplishments here. 

"How about going in tin /'. E., Molly." 

Pa//? Ninety-one 

Third Class : Corporal Co. "D" ; Gym 
Team: President Third Class Bible 
Study ; Hop Committee. 

Second Class : Sergeant Co. "D"' ; Captain 
and Manager Gym Team : Athletic Coun- 
cil : Y. M. C. A. Cabinet ; Monogram 
Club: Marshall Final Ball. 

Fibst Class: Private Co. "D" ; Captain 
and Manager Gym Team : Treasurer the 
"Cadet": Hop Committee: "Bomb" 
Staff : President Y. M. C. A. : Monogram 
ul' : President North Carolina Club; 
Marshall Final German. 

Since 1839 the rural state of North Carolina has contributed her quota of doubt- 
ful specimens to this institution of learning. The physiognomy of the above was 
placed in this book in order that you will be enabled to determine whether or not he 
is a reflection on his state. At any rate he has the envied ability of concealing his 
faults with the exception of his lower extremities, hence the name of "Needle 
Shanks." He is regarded with equal admiration in his town and school. Stars, 
stripes, and chevrons substantiate his intellectual ability, his four years of servitude, 
and his military aspirations. His ambitions along the latter line were not confined 
to the Institute, and answering the nation's call to 
arms, he left with the majority of his class for Camp 
Lee,- where he distinguished himself by his pugnacious 
handling of the bayonet. His first two years were 
marked successively as those of extreme docility to 
undue hardness, until finally reaching his first class 
year he began distributing his ideas, reactionary and 
conservative, for the benefit and welfare of V.M.I. 
His implements with which to fight the battle of life 
are good intentions and the ability to materialize 
them, a combination that will inevitably assure sue' 

Page Ninety-tivo 

Two arms, two legs, two eves, a nose — all the accessories that go with a real man. 
look him over. When he was a rat he had Percy Christian as a front rank-man and 
an example and— well has he emulated his career with Marchant as a running mate. 
As a member of the first stoop library club we find him living up to all the traditions 
of the association and, as a second classman, a disciple of the Doctor. Katherme's 
pony has not been neglected since he began the devious life of an Artist. His mili- 
tary genius was exemplified in his first class year as a "bevo" captain. Well and 
ably did he lead his brave company in the sight of the enemy in Roanoke. Xat. 
when that energy of yours is turned* into the coal and , tm ^,, 

ice business we know that tidewater Virginia will be 
amazed. And the hopes and faith of '19 will lie with 
climb the ladder of success. 

'Xoir you know Hint ain't right." 


Second Class : Private Co. "E" : Marshall 
Final Ball. 

First Class : Private Co. "E" : Marshall 
Final Ball. 

Hoge came here asking questions and he still sticks to his old habit. His 
motto seems to be "Get as much advice as possible then don't follow it." He is an 

eternal b acher and always has new subjects that give possibilities for argument. 

A man with an imagination such as his, is bound to discover new pleasures in life. 
Pash decided that Electricity offered the closest approximation to his fluctuating 
nature and the entire section will agree to it. Although he never "bulled" anything 
he lives in a state of great suspense around exam times. He went to the Alum to 
spend a quiet summer, and, oh well, ask any of the dumbos in the class and they 
will tell you nt' his experiences. •"Brigum" had many 
weighty matters resting on him during the treatment 
Imt as always came out safely. Pash chose the In- 
fantry, largely because Camp Lee was close to Eich- 
mond and when the passes were issued on Saturday 
von could always find him on a Kichmond car. When 
the need for officers passed with the signing of the 
armistice. Hoge, after a brief rest (?) returned to 
V.M.I, with the same old eternal "B. A." and now 
is again a promising electrician. 

Page Ninety-jour 

Page Ninety-pn 

Adelstein, K. M Virginia 

Anderson, B. N Virginia 

Badham, J. T Alabama 

Bancroft, T. Texas 

Battle. H North Carolina 

Bauer, A. E Virginia 

Bauserman, E. VanH Virginia 

Benners, A Pennsylvania 

Boynton, P. AY New York 

Bratton, P. B., Jr South Carolina 

Buck, H. M New York 

Burger, H. I Virginia 

Carr, D. C Virginia 

Carroll, A. M North Carolina 

Case}', TV. M Virginia 

Castleman, L Pennsylvania 

Clapp, E. V Ohio 

Clay, H Virginia 

Cohoon, T. J Alabama 

Cole, S. H Virginia 

Cox, E. 0., Jr Georgia 

Crockett, G. S., Jr Virginia 

Cullom, C. B Alabama 

Curtis, C. C A'irginia 

Dabney, TV. J.. Jr Georgia 

Dance, P. E Virginia 

Dashiell, D. F Virginia 

Del Fan, L Philippine Islands 

Dew, T. E Virginia 

Doom, TV. H Texas 

Dougherty. L. B„ Jr Missouri 

Downing, L. B Virginia 

Eastwood, F. T Virginia 

Echols, M. P Virginia 

Engleby, G. B Virginia 

Eustis. G. F Alabama 

Ewing, E., Jr Louisiana 

Fairlamb. TV. F Virginia 

Gibson. H. D Virginia 

Gill. E. S Virginia 

Grnndy, A. C Tennessee 

Hammond, G Virginia 

Harrison, TV. G., Jr Minnesota 

Hearne, J. G Missouri 

Heaton, J. L Virginia 

Henderson, S. T North Carolina 

Holleman. J. H Virginia 

Hughes, C. E Virginia 

Hunter, C. K Virginia 

Imboden, W. D Texas 

Jackson, C. D. E Virginia 

Jackson, T. C. Jr. . . Kentucky 

James, E. A.. Jr Virginia 

Jenkins. E. M Virginia 

Jones, TV. G Virginia 

Kellogg, K. L Virginia 

Kerlin. E. G Virginia 

Kester, TV. TV Virginia 

King, S. TV Virginia 

Lake, C. H Tennessee 

Land. L. P Virginia 

Lange, L. G Louisiana 

Lovell, S. G Maryland 

Lowry, L. B Florida 

Luck. C. S., Jr Virginia 

Marshall. A. J TVest Virginia 

Marshall, J. P Virginia 

Massie, V. V Virginia 

Melton. W, F A'irginia 

Morrison, H. T Virginia 

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Munson, II. II Virginia 

McCabe, J. B Virginia 

McCelvey, G. E Texas 

McEachin, T. C. Jr Florida 

McGill, W. M Virginia 

X.H.IK P. A Illinois 

Nottingham, S. A Virginia 

Owens, S. W Virginia 

Owens, W. I Virginia 

Parkerson, J. D Louisiana 

Parsons, A. M Texas 

Parsons, J. W Virginia 

Payne, H. P. II Kentucky 

Phillips, E. L Virginia 

Phillips, R. B Virginia 

Potts, J. D„ Jr Virginia 

Radford, L., Jr Virginia 

Radford, R, C. W Virginia 

Ramsey. D. F Kentucky 

Ransom, C. S Virginia 

Rapkin, E. S New Jersey 

Rawlings, W. P Virginia 

Roane. T. W Virginia 

Robertson, B. A Virginia 

Rogers, W. W Michigan 

Rothert, J. M Virginia 

Rountree, L. C Texas 

Russell, R. IT Pennsylvania 

Sanders, I. M Virginia 

Scott. J. H Virginia. 

Sitwell, II. ('. F Virginia 

Smith, C. G Missouri 

Smith, .1. A Louisiana 

Smith. R. M Illinois 

Somers, IT. C Virginia 

Stuart. A. R Virginia 

Stubblefleld, J. S Arkansas 

Swann. T. B Tennessee 

Sweet, T Illinois 

Swift, C. G Virginia 

Taylor, J. H Virginia 

Taylor, J. M Virginia 

Terrell. K Virginia 

Thomson. E. W Pennsylvania 

Tucker, C. M Virginia 

Tucker, I. D Virginia 

Wallis, S. T District of Columbia 

Watkins, M. B Virginia 

Webb, H. H New York 

Wierum, R. F New Jersey 

Williams. G Virginia 

Williams. J. W Virginia 

Wilkins, I. C Tennessee 

Woodson, J. S Alabama 

Woodward, C. D Georgia 

Wormely, W. A Virginia 

Yancey, H. A Virginia 

Yeomans. R. W Connecticut 

Young, R. B.. Jr Texas 

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TFMof&w '/$. 

A History 

|^^a|N September 8th 1915, one hundred and eighteen rats en- 

I I tered the grav walls of this time honored Institute, destined 

|fsu|f to become the class of 1919. The words "destined to be- 

'' ' ;: ". ci mi'.'." are used advisely, for it has taken the hardships and 

^ pleasures, the failures and successes, the tears and smiles of 

many days spent together as cadets to knit us into the living, 

breathing thing that we now know as the class of double nineteen. 

When we entered the arch to get our first taste of life as "Key- 

dets," we undoubtedly did so with 
some fear and trembling, yet eager- 
ly, for not one of us but thrilled at 
the thought of being a son of \ . 
M. I. 

Our rat year was distinguished 
by no especial display of brilliance 
on our part, for we soon learned the 
Rat's role, and did our thinking af- 
ter taps. We started our year-long 
entertainment of the third class 
with a rush on the first night of our 
-rival bv a nisrht-shirt parade, and 

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1 [aving passed through the rodent state ol cadet, the next ses- 
sion opened for us a broad field of activity. We kept the sentinels 
uneasy and the faculty had no peace, for the usual third class spirit 
of unrest led us to make the night hideous, the day sombre, and to 
split the heavens with the ear-rending sounds of bombs. Though 
participation in these disturbances often led to the loss of chevrons 
and freedom, it was all consistent with the characteristic functions 

of a Thrid Classman, for verily he is a 
prominent character, a creature of un- 
rest and ever possessed of evil spirits. 

Hut turning aside from these in- 
dulgences of youthful passion we have 
since been capable of promoting plans 
upon a higher plane. As Second 
Classmen the energy hitherto expend- 
ed on delivery transformed itself into 
steady effort towards a definite object 
— the betterment of ourselves and the 
Institute, for in this year we assumed part responsibility for the 
governing of the corps. It was also during this session that we pas- 
sed another great epoch of a cadet's life with the advent of our 
class rings — those visible symbols of the love and brotherhood that 
bind us one to another. 

Nineteen has more than contributed her share of the men who 
have made V. M. I.'s record in athletics the glorious one it is. On 
the gridiron Addison. Anderson, Engleby. ECnapp, Roberdeau, 

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Sullivan, Thomas, and 
Woodward have won 
monograms, while i n 
basket-ball E n g 1 e b y , 
Gary, Sullivan, Thomas, 
and Wills have gained 
their coveted letters. In 
baseball Jernigin, Alar- 
tin and Sullivan ; in track 

C. A. Jones, Knapp, and D. V. Smith, and in gym Wimberley have 

also upheld Xineteen's record. 

Throughout her struggle Nineteen has been ably pilotted by 
W. G. Wills Jr., as president and J. J. Sullivan as vice-president. 

We were particularly unfortunate in the disorganization of our 
class earlv in our hrst class vear by our country's call for men. 
The call was gladly answered and eighty per cent of the class went 
into the service, while those who remained were expecting soon to 
follow. However the signing of the armistice released these men 
for their former duties and bv January first Nineteen was again 

The four years we have passed together within these histor- 
ical old walls, sharing our jovs and sorrows, our work and play, our 
every minute of existence, have welded us into a brotherhood so 
close, have so interwoven our lives and interests, that the thought 
of parting brings a pang to every heart and a tear to every eye. 

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we came here to acquire. 
We leave with best 
wishes for tlmse men of 
nineteen who have drop- 
ped by the wayside, 
( some through no fault 
of their own), with pride 
and confidence in the 
future of our A 1 m a 

Mater, and with deep love and hope for each fellow member of our 
class. As we separate and go forth alone to face the turmoil, trials, 
and adversities of a busy world, the tides of fortune will drift us far 
apart, yet not so far we will not he bound by the insoluble ties of 

Pag,- One Hundred-one 

fraternal comradeship to one another and our school. What lies be- 
fore us we know not, but with bright prospects and under an auspi- 
cious star let us begin our voyage on life's perilous sea with that in- 
describable state of mind known as "V. M. I. Spirit" and with 
Stonewall Jackson's undying words ever before us: — 

"The destinies of men and nations are in their own hands." 


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Adams, J. B Lynch Station, Va. 

Allen, A. T Ulendale, S. C. 

Allen, L. E., Jr Marlin, Tex. 

Alvis, E Fishersville, Va. 

Arrington, W. A Arrington, Va. 

IVackus. .1. II Xorl'olk. Va. 

Bacharach, B Atlantic City, X. J. 

Bancroft, T. Orange, Tex. 

Barker, C. C Axton, Va. 

Bauserman, E. V Woodstock, Va. 

Benners, T. H.. Jr. .Birmingham, Ala. 

Berry. F. W Luray, Va. 

Bletcher, F. Winnipeg, Can. 

Broaddus, F. C El Paso, Tex. 

Bryan, B. M.. Jr Alexandria. Va. 

Bu'ndy, K. J Cleveland. Ohio 

Calvert, W. J., Jr. . . .Portsmouth, Va. 

Casey, W. M Lynchburg, Va. 

Cluing-. D. S Oakland, Cal. 

Comegys, E. F. . Oklahoma City, Okla. 

Cox, E Eichmond, Va. 

Crai'ghill, D. II Lynchburg, Va. 

Crist, G. W.. Jr. . . .Montgomery, Ala. 

Davis. N. B. Palatka, Fla. 

Davis. T. C Pamplin, Va. 

Derryberry, M. E Nashville, Term. 

De Shazo, J. S Houston. Va. 

Fairlamb, W. S Eichmond, Va. 

Gaillard, C. C Greenville. Tex. 

Gallman, 0. T Spartanburg. S. C. 

Goodall, V. H Birmingham, Ala. 

Graham, A. H Harrisonburg, Va. 

Greene, F. K Middleburg, Va. 

Groover, P Quitman, Ga. 

Hairston, B Reidsville, X. ('. 

Hardy. F. B Blackstone, Va. 

Hardy, G. W.. Jr Shreveport, La. 

Hardy, W. II.. Jr Fort Worth, Tex. 

Haskell. J. C Mineral, Va. 

Hawkins, H. P... Jr. . .Eichmond. Va. 

Eeisig, G. W Beaumont, Tex. 

Herring, F. L Mosspoint, Miss. 

Hoge, C. E.. Jr Frankfort, Ky. 

Bood, C. E Hoods P. 0., Miss. 

1 lushes, C. E.. Jr. 

M. ('.. .1,- Petersburg, V\ 

I. S New York, X. V 

\V. I) racksonvil 

Jordan. .1. C, Jr Danville, Va. 

Josey, .1. !•'.. Jr Beaumont, Tex. 

Kerl'in. W. C Roanoke, Va. 

javender, W. D Centerville, Ala. 

Litzenberger, L. M. . . .Middleton, Ind. 

Lnck, C. S., Jr Vshlan.l. Va. 

Mallory, F. B., Jr Paris. Tex. 

Marshall. R. C Portsmouth. Va. 

Milton, W. II.. Jr.. Wilmington. X. C. 

Monroe, E. E., Jr Brookneal, Va. 

Montague, F. L Richmond, Va. 

Montgomery. W. S., Jr 

Spartanburg. S. C. 

Munson, H. H.. Jr Macon. Ga. 

McEachin, T. C Wilmington. X". C. 

X T eal, W. McD Berryville, Va. 

Norvell, L Beanmont, Tex. 

Xourse. W. E New Orleans. La. 

Nurney, J. W Suffolk, Va. 

Parker, W. X T Eichmond, Va. 

Parkinson, E. B Warrenton, Va. 

Parrot. J. C Eoanoke. Va. 

Paxton, W. C Danville. Va. 

Payne, II. P. M Nashville, Tenn. 

Potts, .1. D.. Jr Eichmond. Va. 

Potts, M. W., Jr Fort Worth. Tex. 

Eoberts, A. E Lake Charles, La. 

Eoberts, L. S Norfolk, Aa. 

Roberts. W. T. S Lexington. Va. 

Satterfield. F. M. . .Washington. D. C. 

Scott, E. ('.. Jr Richmond, Va. 

Slack. T. A Fort Worth. Tex. 

Svdnor. IT Norfolk, Va. 

Terry. C. M Richmond, Va. 

Turner. H. M. C Zononi, Va. 

Wallace. Fredericksburg. Va. 

Wallis, W. T Clarksburg, W. Va. 

Wang, II. C Pekin, China 

Whitfield. G. D Franklin. Va. 

Williams, E. J Jackson. Ga. 

Williams, W. T Independence. Mo. 

Winston. W. A Kingston. X. Y. 

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TF»rofiCbrt ''9 

History of the Second Class 

FTER burning the last gallon of Dad's gas, after extracting 
promises of daily letters from the sweetest girls in the 
world, we caught the last connection with the Virginia 
Creeper and rolled barrackward seventy strong. In our 
new dignity as upper classmen "we put away childish 
things" and tried to buckle down amidst the restless young hope- 
fuls of our nation at war. 

The close of the first month saw us enrolled under the new 
regime of the S. A. T. C. Then unprecedented things started our 
way in demoralizing succession. Chief of these was the exodus 
of the first class to training camps, there to take a more active share 
in making "the world safe for Democrats." Some of our numbers 
were made commissioned officers in the battalion and learned how 
to wrap a silk ribbon around their middles and appear nonchalant 
with sabers. 

Before they could realize the uselessness of a "dumbo" lieut 
enant these more fortunate ones, along with a majority of their 

classmates, were transferred to 
Camp Zachary Taylor and Fort- 
ress Monroe. Here they learned 
how to wash leggins and meat 
cans and were initiated into the 
horrors of K. P. They learned 
how to fill a recoil cylinder with 
hydrolene and how to become an 
attentive chambermaid to a 

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Holland. After enjoying the comforts oi home under a camou- 
flaged Christmas Furlough, the}- pulled into barracks in time for 
the hops. 

Mean while the remnants of our class had striven nobly in the 
face of all difficulties upholding- the standard of the Institute, and 
they deserve all praise for the work they did. 

In athletics '20 was well represented, for although some mono- 
gram men were lost by enlistments in the army, new material was 
developed, hi football Cutchins and Haw- 
kins, S. represented us. while Bacharach 
and Hawkins, H. were the mainstays of 
the class in basketball. 

Jordan, J. and Jeffries- were chosen to 
lead the class thru the trials of the third 
year, and no better men could have been 
chosen for the positions. Jeffries, and Par 

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The coveted rings lent their lustre about Christmas time and 
manv left to adorn fairer hands as soon as they came within these 
walls. All of which goes to show the matrimonial possibilities and 
good judgement of some of our members. 

The second term is well under way and visions of Finals and 
next year as first classmen flit thru our minds. All of us hope to 
make a record which will seat us firmly in the hearts of all alumini. 
and of the corps at Y. M. I. 


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Adams. E. F Norfolk, Va. 

Addison, G. D Richmond, Va. 

Adkins. H. T Danville, Va. 

Alt, G. T University. Va. 

Arlington, R. T Richmond, Va. 

Ashley. J. R McKinney, Tex. 

Austin, F Chicago, ill. 

Ayres, J. C Accomac C. H., Va. 

Balfour. C. II.. Jr Norfolk, Va. 

Ballon, .1. W Oxford, X. C. 

Barret, F. M New Port News. Va. 

Barrow. E. P.. Jr Port Norfolk, Va. 

Bemis. J. R Little Rock, Ark. 

Rennet. G. McC Buckhorn, Va. 

Berry. D. \V Houston. Tex. 

Berry, M. K Vernon, Tex. 

Bhiekwell. P. H Henderson. Ky. 

Blair. J. H Indianapolis, Ind. 

Blake. O New York, N. Y. 

Boatwright, .1. I Portsmouth, Va. 

Bond. A. J Richmond, Va. 

Booze. J. M Lake Charles. La. 

Bouldin, T. V Washington. I >. ('. 

Bowles. J. C Columbia, Va. 

Bowman. C. W Brownsville. Pa. 

Briggs. R. C Taylor. Tex. 

Broekenhorouj. r h. A Richmond, Va. 

Bruner, F. D Roanoke. Va. 

Bryan. C. J Goldsboro, N. <\ 

Buch, R Lynchburg, Va. 

Burlington, R. McC, Jr Richmond, Va. 

Campbell, T. P Morristown, Tenn. 

Carter. A. B Richmond. Va. 

Casey. J. F Lynchburg, Va. 

Caswell. W. D Cleveland. Ohio 

Cares, MaeE. L Spartanburg. S. C. 

Christian. H. T Lynchburg. Va. 

Clark. A Greenville. Tex. 

Clerk. N. K Savannah. Ga. 

Clarkson, H. TV Chicago, 111. 

Cobh. B. C Portsmouth. Va. 

Coleman, M. R Ardmore, Okla. 

Connally, M. H Jacksonville, Fla. 

Cook. H. H Charlestown. W. V. 

Cosby. G. H Lynchburg. Va. 

Craig, J. E Deerfield, Va. 

Crist. J. F Montgomery, Ala. 

Crocket. J. F Dublin, Va. 

Camming, H. S Washington, D. C. 

Cutchins. S Richmond. Va. 

Davidson. R. P Washington, D. C. 

Davis. W. T Madison. Fla. 

Hearing. A. W Lexington. Va. 

Debardeleben, D Chatanooga. Tenn. 

Dickerson, H. W ^BKich moi 

Dickson. R. R ( n ^^bUg^b^Vj 

Draper, H. D S:^H Hrhara. Cal 

Drennen. A. T £| ^Kham 

rDndley. H. E ^M ■tvill 

Duff, R. .-_ . . ^fl Hi w^^'h 

Dnnseth. J. F Paris. Tex. 

Echols, R Dimmock, W. Va. 

Elliot. R. F Edenton, N. C. 

Ellis. R. R Havane. Cuba 

Embrey, A. W Fredericksburg, Va. 

Emerson, A Portsmouth, Va. 

Estis. J. S Danville. Va. 

Evans, T. B Churcb View, Va. 

Everett. L. E McKinney. Tex. 

Fain. J. C Oklahoma City. okla. 

Fletcher. E. I Accomac. Va. 

Foster. H. E Lake Charles. La. 

Fowler. F. II Philadelphia. Pa. 

Fuller. W. A I lanville. Va. 

Fulton, .1. McF Birmingham, Ala. 

Gallagher, J. F Leesburg, Va. 

Gallalee, K. M Portsmouth. Va. 

Garrow, II. W Houston. Tex. 

Gibson, M. L Fredericksburg, Va. 

Gilbert, C. V Donner, La. 

Gleason, H. C Clifton Forge, Va. 

Gleaves. C. B Roanoke. Va. 

Glover, J. M Richmond. Va. 

Goodwin, R. T.. Jr Montgomery, Ala. 

Greathead. R. X.. Jr Norfolk. Va. 

Greene, J. F Washington, D. C. 

Gridley, W. G Kirkville. N. Y. 

Hagan, J. ('.. Jr Richmond, Va. 

Hamilton. F. T Anniston. Ala. 

Harmon. H. \V Richmond, Va. 

Harper. J. B Natalie. Va. 

Harper. R. S Pinners Point. Va. 

Hartley. F. K Fairmont. W. Va. 

Harwood. E. E Trenton. Tenn. 

Hawkins. K. A Charleston. \V. Va. 

Hicks. W. II Talladeja. Ala. 

Hill. J. M Fort Worth. Tex. 

Hopkins. A. I Tasley. Va. 

Horm, J. D Rocky Mount. N. C. 

Howard, G. A Washington, r>. C. 

Ingram. D. T Richmond. Va. 

Ireys. H. T Jett, Ky. 

Johnston. E. M Bluefleld, W. Va. 

Johnson. W. B I'.luetie'.d. W. Va. 

Jones, C. W Norfolk, Va. 

Jones. H San Angelo. Tex. 

Jones. J. W Martinsville. Va. 

Jones. W. F.. Jr Washington, D. C. 

Jordan. J. H Kansas City. Mo. 

Kane. F. C Voungstown, Ohio 

Kollam. II. S Princess Anne. Va. 

Kennedy, W. T KnoxvlUe, Tenn. 

Kennon. A. R Mineral. Va. 

Kimberly. II. II. . Jr Hampton. Va. 

Kin.'. W. M Fredericksburg, Va. 

Kirwan. J. McC Baltimore, Md. 

Knapp. J. W.. Jr Richmond. Va. 

Lacy. C. A.. Jr Memphis. Tenn. 

Lajne. E. R Windsor. Va. 

1. H. C Blackstone, Va. 

». L. J Macon. Ga. 




Lauck, E. AV Lurav, Ya. 

Lee, H. D. L Elkins, W. Ya. 

Lee. R. Y McPherson, Ga. 

Linthicum, T. C Deming. X. M. 

Lockey. W. H Chipley, Fla. 

Love. D. V Boston, Mass. 

LoTell, S. G Baltimore, Md. 

Lyons, M. H Mobile. Ala. 

Mann, J. H. C Petersburg. A'a. 

Mann. J. C Greenwood, Miss. 

Mantor, L Taylor, Tex. 

Marbury. W. L., Jr Baltimore, Md. 

Marshall. S. A Jacksonville, Fla. 

Mason, S. A Hampton, Ya. 

Masury. J. M Yirginia Beacb, Ya. 

Maxwell. R. O Norfolk, Va. 

Mears, C. B Cbincoteague, Ya. 

Meech, R. W Norfolk, Ya. 

Meecli. S. M Norfolk, Ya. 

Mercer, D Portsmouth, Ya. 

Miller. AV. T Lynchburg, Va. 

Millner. H. B Lynchburg, Ya. 

Monroe. D. D Houston, Tex. 

Monroe. W. I)., Jr Washington. D. C. 

Mbore, B. T Tazewell. Va. 

Moore, L. A Grand Forks, N. D. 

Moss, C. M Lake Charles. La. 

Murphy. P. B. B Newman. Ga. 

Murrill. R. S Charlotte, N. C. 

McCaddon. S. G New York, N. Y. 

McClain. J Gibsonia, Pa. 

McCord. W. J Kansas City, Mo. 

McCuiston, R. H. P Paris, Tex. 

McCulloch. R. R Washington, D. C. 

McDavid, E. R.. Jr Birmingham, Ala. 

McKeller. G Forney, Tex. 

McMillan. M. H Bristow, Okla. 

Nicholson. C. P Norfolk, Va. 

Orme. A. J Atlanta, Ga. 

Overby, D. A., Jr Danville. Va. 

Owsley. H Denton. Tex. 

Parker. M. M Portsmouth, Ya. 

Parsons. S. O Kansas City. Mo. 

Pate. R. McC Norfolk. Ya. 

Patton. W. R Darlington, S. C. 

Paxton. P. L Buena Yista, Ya. 

Payne. F. N.. Jr Harrisburg. Pa. 

Payne. J. B.. Jr Dallas. Tex. 

Peebles. W. S.. Jr Lawrenceville Va. 

Pendleton. J. H.. Jr Lexington. Va. 

Pendleton. N. W AA'ytheville, Ya. 

Peimybacker. J. E Washington. D. C. 

Pennybaeker. M. W Broadway. Ya. 

Phillips J. B Perdue. Kv. 

Polk. E. W Little Rock, Ark. 

Powell. <i. Y Danville, Ya. 

Preston. S. H Tazewell, Ya. 

Price. W. J Center ville. Md. 

Rathburn. G. R Sougi Bethleh em 

Recker, M. R ^^Kiuiiai^tffTTid 

Reese, C. B Richmond. Ya. 

Reid, J. K The Plains, Ya. 

Reynolds. W. F Richmond, Va. 

Ribble. J. M Petersburg, Va. 

Richardson. J. E Muskogee, Okla. 

Riddle. C. M.. Jr Danville. Ya. 

Ripley. F. E., Jr Taylor, Tex. 

Roche, H. S.. Jr Middlesborough. Ky. 

Robertson, D. A Lynchburg, Va. 

Robertson, J. J.. Jr Cumberland, A'a. 

Robinson, J. K. E Lexington. A'a. 

Russells, S New York, N. Y. 

Rutledge, B. H.. Jr Charleston, S. C. 

St. Clair, G. T.. Jr Bluefleld, AV. Va. 

Sauer, C. F Richmond, A'a. 

Scott. W. AV Muskogee, Okla. 

Sebring, E. E Willoughby, Ohio 

Sedwick, J. H Albany, Tex. 

Semans. J. T Uniontown, Pa. 

Smith, B. H Billings. Mont. 

Smith, E. A.. Jr Kings Mountain, N. C. 

Smith. J. A New Orleans. La. 

Smith. J. T Long View. Tex. 

Smith. T. W Birmingham, Ala. 

Smith. W. D.. Jr Birmingham. Ala. 

Starke, H. M.. Jr Richmond, A'a. 

Stokes. W. M.. Jr Lynchburg. A'a. 

Strother. H. S Culpeper. A'a. 

Stroud, W. S Greenwood. Miss. 

Stuart, W. D.. Jr Richmond, A'a. 

Synie. S Washington, D. C. 

Tate, W. C Danville, A'a. 

Taylor, R. AY., Jr. .Moorehead City, N. C. 

Thompson. R. C Huntington. W. A r a. 

Tichenor, H. McD Monroe, Ga. 

Tinsley. S. H Richmond, A'a. 

Turley, J. C Bluefield. W. A'a. 

Turman. S. B Tampa, Fla. 

Tyler. H. G., Jr Norfolk, A'a. 

Yan Syckle, R. E, Jr Troy. Pa. 

Vaughan. F. F Hampton, A'a. 

Von Schilling. F Hampton, A'a. 

Wallihan. L. E Front Royal, A'a. 

Walker. J. M Tarrentun. Pa. 

Washington. S. W. . .('harlestown. W. A'a. 

Waters. W. E Louisville. Ky. 

Watson, H. L.. Jr Richmond. A'a. 

Weaver. R. C Port Norfolk. A'a. 

Wessells. S. A Greenbush. A'a. 

Weisel. S. R Norfolk. A'a. 

Welton. R. H. B Norfolk, A'a. 

Wenger. R. A Waynesboro, A'a. 

Wilmer. .F. P Richmond, A'a. 

Wilson, S. B., Jr Jlemphis, Tenn. 

Wilson, W. Y Alemphis, Tenn. 

Winfree, R. N Lynchburg, A r a. 

Wormeldorf. L El Paso, Tex. 

Young. W. T.. Jr Corinth. Miss. 

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Third Class History 

EETING of the Third Class in the Y. M. C. A. room immediately 

after Tattoo." Too many men to meet in any keydet room, and quite 
a crowd for even the spacious V. M. I'. A. Having passed thru the 
long chrysalis period of rathood and emerged into the glorious 
state of an old cadet, the Third Class returned after a Ions;- summer 
furlough, a full fledged class. 

The Class which met in September was fortunate in having a large ma- 
jority of its matriculates back as third classmen to carry on the good work 
begun the year before. Nearly two hundred were bound together by 
the closest of ties, to pass thru the trials and tribulations of the second year 
at V. M. I. 

At the first meeting of the class Pate was re-elected as president and 
Dickson, R. as vice-pesident. 

It was not long before the need of our country for real men called many 
of the class to the colors, and for a while it looked as if '21 would be short 
lived, indeed, but with the termination of the war the men in the service be- 
gan to flock back to their Alma Mater and by Christmas the class was back 
to the standard it had at the beginning of the year. 

At mid year exams we struck a great streak of luck. Owing to unsettled- 
ness and uncertainty existing during the first semester, every one was de- 
clared proficient. This was particularly fortunate for the third class of all 
classes, for, owing to the many new activities which they take part in, a great 
many men are deprived of their ring for another year. By omitting mid-year 
exams every man that stays until Finals will receive the little gold circlet. 

(Board of Visitors and Superintendent 
note what an improvement this would 
make if made a permanent feature.) 

In athletics '21 has maintained a very 
high, standard. In football McCuiston 
Stuart, Ingram, Mason, Coleman, and 
Wilson, received the coveted monogram, 
while Dickson, R. and Smith, T. were re- 
cipients of gold footballs. Dickson was 

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In Baseball, Track, and Tennis '21, 
lias its share, and more, of delegates. 
Jordan, H., McDavid, E., Gleaves, Semans. and Kane have shown their ability 
to hold up their end of the argument. 

But athletics is not the only endeavor that the class has distinguishes 
itself in. It was blessed by the mildest winter that this section has ever wit- 
nessed. And if no other epitaph goes on its tombstone, this one little sent- 
ence should: "they walked their special guard, angels could do no more." And 
reminiscences of a still, dark, night, a barracks quiet in study, a bedlam of 
noise as twenty energetic sentinels repeat the Bolshe- 
vik pass word, "Corporal Guaaaaaard Number twenty 

So class of 1921 we are proud of you and looking 
forward to a career of increasing usefulness. 


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Aliell, H. B Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Agnor, G. L Lexington, Va. 

Airth, W. S Live Oak, Fla. 

Ames, W. C. Jr Smithfield, Va. 

Amiss. F. T Luray, Va. 

Anderson, C. E Sandy Level, Va. 

Archer, W. W.. Jr Richmond. Va. 

Arens, R. M Indianapolis. Ind. 

Armstrong, F. M Troy. N. ('. 

Adkinson, W. H.. Jr Washington, 1>. C. 

Badgett, J. M South Boston. Va. 

Bain. K. A.. Jr Portsmouth, Va. 

Barr, A. W Winchester. Va. 

Barry, N. G Middlesburg, Ky. 

Bartenstein, L. K Warrenton, Va. 

Battle. J. M Charlottesville. Va. 

Batley. H. R Norfolk. Va. 

Beaseley, J. W Roanoke, Va. 

Bebell. W. F., Jr Jamaica. N. Y. 

Bell. S. IT Dublin, Va. 

Bendheim. S Richmond, Va. 

Berman, G Lynchburg, Va. 

Blandford. I. I Portsmouth. Va. 

Blankenship. J. M Richmond, Va. 

Boiling, R. W Roanoke. Va. 

Bonney. F. P Norfolk, Va. 

Buch, W. H.. Jr Shreveport, La. 

Bosworth. J. C Brownsburg, Va. 

Bowden. R. E Louisville, Ky. 

Bowles. G Winchester. Va. 

Bowman, DeW. Fredericksburg, Va. 

Braswell. J. C Rocky Mount, N. C. 

Brehm, E. E Fairfax, Wash. 

Brewer, J. B Rocky Mount. N. C. 

Briggs. C. W Houston, Tex. 

Bromley, C. V.. Jr Neimours. W. Va. 

Brooks, J. K., Jr Faunev. Tex. 

Brown. F. F Hillsboro, 111. 

Brown, H. C Birmingham, Ala. 

Bryson. J. E Savannah. Ga. 

Buchanan. J. D Jackson. Ga. 

Bunting. J.. Jr Salem. Va. 

Burdeau. J St. Louis. Mo. 

Burns, A. G Tulsa. Okla. 

Cabell, M. N Mellwood, Va. 

Campbell. A. M.. Jr Lynchburg. Ya. 

Campodonico. J. J Richmond, Ya. 

Carroll. E. L Charlottesville. Ya. 

Carson, T. N Richmond. Ya. 

Carter, R. G Leesburg, Ya. 

Carter, T. N Danville, Ya. 

Chisholm, F. B Kansas City. Mo. 

Claphand, H. W.. Jr Little Rock. Ark. 

Clark. E. M Danville. Ya. 

Dabney, R. I Houston. Tex. 

Dickson, R. F Chattanooga, Tenu. 

Dorsey, A. H Hillsboro, III. 

Douglas, W. S Hillsboro, III. 

Douglas. T. P. Pittslield, 111. 

Dreifus. C. T Alexandria, Va. 

I irewry, \V. V Petersburg, Va. 

Duke. ('. C Charlottesville, Va. 

Edmond. R., Jr Norfolk. Ya. 

Edmund. W. W Lynchburg. Ya. 

Edwards. G. ().. Jr St. Louis. Mo. 

Estell, II. F.. Jr Huntsville. Tex. 

Ferguson. J. W., Jr. . . Waynesville. N. C. 

Finch, A. R Philadelphia, Pa. 

Follett, .1. D Berwyn. Pa. 

Fontanna, A. W.. Jr New York, N. Y. 

Fitzgerald. B Rockwood, Tenn. 

Francis. ('. K. Jr West Tulsa, okla. 

Gaines, J. R Austin. Tex. 

Gardner, S. C Franklin, Ya. 

Gatlin, M. P.. Jr New York. N. Y. 

Gayle, K. H.. Jr Norfolk, Ya. 

(Jills. J. B Appomatox, Ya. 

Glazier, S Norfolk, Ya. 

Gorton, H. B University. Ya. 

Grant, R. C Warren. Ohio 

Grace, G. T.. Jr Norfolk. Ya. 

(Jroce, J. H Waxahachie, Tex. 

Grombach, J. B New Orleans. La. 

Groner. J. Y Norfolk. Ya. 

Grimes. W. R ( )range. Ya. 

Guthrie, A. P. Bastrop. La. 

Haas. H Harrisonburg. Ya. 

Hagner, T. W. S Hagerstown, Md. 

Hairston. J. J Wenouda, Ya. 

Ilanlwiek. C. K. E Richmond. Ya. 

Harper, J. S Dunton, Tex. 

Harris. S.. Jr 

Harrison. C. B 

Harrison. W. R 

Harris. S. G.. Jr... 
Hatton. E. A.. Jr... 
Hobson. E. M. T... 
Hobson, J. R. A.. Jr 

. .Birmingham. Ala. 
..New York. N. Y. 

Boyce. Ya. 

. . . . Lynchburg, Ya. 
. . .Portsmouth. Ya. 
..Birmingham. Ala. 
. Richmond. Ya. 

Holladay. J. C. Jr Suffolk. Ya. 

Hollins. A.. Jr Lake Charles. La. 

Holt. H. W Globe. Ariz. 

Honaker. C. F Huntington. W. Va. 

Hopkins, L. R Onanock, Ya. 

Hopkins. S. T El Paso. Tex. 

Hopkins. W. ( ' Atlanta. Ga. 

Howard. H. C Wheeling. W. Ya. 

Hubbard, H. T.. Jr Norfolk. Ya. 

Huff. C. W.. Jr Richmond, Va. 

linger. S. S Lexington. Ya. 

Humphreys. ('. K Narherth. Pa. 

Hunter. R. T Trinidad, Colo. 

Irving. W. H Evington, Ya. 

Jackson. S. S Richmond. Ya. 

Johnson. D. V Norfolk. Ya. 

Johnson. J. O Norfolk, Ya. 

Jones. J. H Elbertou. Ga. 

E. F. Jr Abington, Ya. 

A. J Alexandria. Ya. 

y. P. R — .Dallas. Tex 

nt. Miss. 

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King, C. B Port Worth, Tex. 

Kinnear, W. A Lexington. Va. 

Kissell, C. C West Unity, Ohio 

Knight. B. M Winchester. Va. 

Kraft. R. W Portsmouth, Va. 

Larew. R. F Staunton. Va. 

LaRue. R. H Columbus. Kan. 

Lee, P Honolulu. H. I. 

Little, D. C Norfolk, Va. 

Lynch, G. P.. Jr Richmond, Va. 

Macklin, H.. Jr North Emporia. Va. 

McCrae, E. B New York, N. T. 

Manning. L. H Talladega, Ala. 

Marshall. W. G Richmond, Va. 

Martin. R. P Richmond, Va. 

Massie, F. F Tyro, Va. 

Massingham, R. S Pittsburg, Pa. 

Massingham, S. H Pittsburg, Pa. 

Matthews. H. S Pensacola, Fla. 

Meade, J. R. R Lexington, Va. 

Mellon, J. C Charlotte. N. C. 

Menefee. J. R San Antonio, Tex. 

Miller. P. O Richmond, Va. 

Moncure. M. W., Jr Richmond. Va. 

Moore, J. P Birmingham. Ala. 

Morrison. G. E Woodstock, Va. 

Murphy. H. S Alexandria. Va. 

Murrell. J. M Bayou Goula. La. 

Myers, C. T.. Jr Huntington. W. Va. 

McCauley. R San Antonio, Tex. 

McConnell. B. F Roanoke, Va. 

MeCurdy, F Norfolk, Va. 

McDavid, C. J Birmingham, Ala. 

Nash, C. E Fort Worth, Tex. 

Nelson, N. H Richmond, Va. 

Norman, R. G Richmond, Va. 

O'Brien. W. V Middleport. Ohio 

Pace, H. L Franklin. Va. 

Parham. E. F Henderson, N. C. 

Parrot, B. F Roanoke. Va. 

Patterson. W. A Mount Sterling, Ky. 

Patton, W. T Gainesville. Fla. 

Peebles. M. W Lawrenceville. Va. 

Peed. S. B Norfolk, A'a. 

Perkinson. W. M Petersburg. Va. 

Phillips. H Orlando. Fla. 

Philip, W. H Dallas, Tex. 

Porter. T. B Jacksonville. Fla. 

Porterfield. J. B.. Jr. .. .Birmingham. Ala. 

Powell, H. A Richmond, Va. 

Prewitt. J. P. Mount Sterling. Ky. 

Pugh. W. M Madisonville, Va. 

Pugh. W. T Madisonville. Va. 

Puller, S. B West Point, Va. 

Purcell, J. A Richmond, Va. 

Rahily. W. T Petersburg, Va. 

Rainey, T. C .JCausas City. Mo, 

Ramey. M. <; ^^- s lL 

ii 'Bb^&f^- Arlz 

Reid, II. I> ^^^^TAnnte. I.a. 

Rhudy. R. R .' . mW Wk . . Calax. Va. 

S fl^^H^nnilria 

Rice. H. B MM Moano 

Richardson. R J^^v ^| ■"raiiktpFh. Vi 
L'ly. [{. M.. Jr Ralriiii'irc. > 

fcrreM, Te: 

Robinson, W. G Lynchburg, Va. 

Robinson. C. R Portsmouth, Va. 

Rogan, W. B Roanoke, Va. 

Rogers. J. T Nassawadox, Va. 

Ross. W. B Missoula. Mont. 

Rufnn. C. L Fredericksburg, Va. 

Scales, J. I Richmond, Va. 

Selden. J Ranson. W. Va. 

Settle. S. B Flint Hill. Va. 

Seward. W. R Petersburg, Va. 

Sewell. J. C .Krum. Tex. 

Shackleford. A. G Birmingham, Ala. 

Shannon, W. V ..Brazil. Ind. 

Shelton. J. E Covington. Tenn. 

Shields, R. W Pine Ridge, Miss. 

Skillman, W. O Dallas. Tex. 

Skinner. C. W Waynesboro, Ga. 

Sliger, R. E Oakland. Md. 

Smith. C. K Wilson, N. C. 

Smythe. M. G Uvalde. Tex. 

Southall. S. O Dunwoody C. H., Va. 

Southgate. H. S Norfolk, Va. 

Spindle. T. H Christiausburg. Va. 

Spratt. T. G Richlands, Va 

Stephans. A. L. L New Orleans, Ala 

Sterret, T. W Richmond, Va. 

Strawhand. T. L Norfolk. Va. 

Stubbs. F. P Monroe, La. 

Sver. C, Jr Norfolk. Va, 

Taliferro. B. N Madill, Okla 

Taylor, J. R Whist Hearts, Va 

Taylor. J. M Danville, Va. 

Teasley, H. J Portsmouth. Va 

Thompson, E. A Memphis. Tex 

Thompson, H. D Mint Springs, Va 

Thompson. R Jackson. Mi 

Tierney. R. P Westtield. Ma 

Tilley. J. S Norfolk. Va 

Tillman. S. B Birmingham, Ala 

Toole, J. R Missoula. Mont 

Trevillian. J. W Richmond, Va 

Tucker, H. B Blackstoue, V 

Venable. R. R Farmville, Va' 

Venable. W. T.. Jr Farmville. Va 

Waldo, G. E Barto. Fla. 

Wales, T. S Norfolk, Va 

Walker. W. McC Athens, Ala 

Wallersteiu, E. I Richmond. Va 

Ward, C. R Waxaehachie. Tex 

Waterfield. C. W Union City. Tenn 

Weber. C. E Salem. Va 

Wescott. W. C Atlantic City, N. J. 

White, A. S Leesburg, Va. 

White, E. V Leesburg, Va. 

Whitted. T. B., Jr Charlotte. N. C. 

Williams. P. J Salem, Va. 

Wilson, B. W.. Jr Richmond, Va. 

Wilson, H. W Chatham, Va. 

Wilson. R. B Globe. Ariz. 

Woodall. J. C Charlotte. N. C. 

Woods, W. H Salem. Va. 

rth. C. M Springdale. Conn. 

gal, F. O brydeu, Va 

affey. R. J Norfolk. Va. 

w ton, Okla. 
W. .1 . . ^Bk • • • .''^^rciobe. Ariz, 

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' J WflNNfl 60 HOME 


So lived that when our time came to unite with that immemorable cara- 
van, which shall ever prove worthy of its Alma Mater, we came not as a few 
who left when they saw a chance, hut, determined and soothed by that "Old 
Spirit," approached the moment when we knew we would "Cease to be." 

Hardly had we brushed the dust from a-top our shoes, — we mean the 
dust accumulated during "The School of the Soldier," — than there came an 
influx of keen Calic. We enjoyed "Openings." but there was one thing that 
helped to keep us on the side lines and that was the dreaded fear of stepping 
upon the toes of some Third Classman. 

Close upon the heels of "Openings" came the chance for a number of 
the members of the "Rat Class," — which in days to come will be better known 
as. "That Class of '22 — . to earn thirty dollars per (haps). Thanks to the S. 
A. T. C. 

Well, we must admit things were getting a little softer for us when the 
Institute began the S. A. T. C. Training. Really we thought there were going 
to be "Rat Sheenies" instead of Third Class Meetings. There would come 
a call for officer material and off would go a number of Upper Classmen. 
This thing became so frequent that the falling off in number was followed by 
its natural sequence, poor morale. It was then that we saw the real need of 
our Upper Classmen. Down in our hearts we were glad to welcome them 
back for we had realized that they were our best teachers after all. 

Through all the above period the old Gridiron Sport was in season. It 
was there that we were called upon to do our share to uphold "Old V. M. I.'s 
Standard." We gave to the squad a number too numerous to lie quoted in 
this allotte space; but lest we forget those of Varsity caliber, Dabney, Hona- 
ker. Bunting, Drewry and Miller, P. You may count on us for a still better 
showing: next fal 

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As usual the rainy Thanksgiving Trip "came and went." We did get a 
peep at civilization but that wasn't what we craved. We longed for X-mas 
Dav. That also "came and went." Let us say that we did not see life ima- 
ginatively, as previous to Xmas, but actually in reality. Taking full advan- 
tage of our privilege we planned a grand "After taps, at eleven" parade. Yes, 
it came off ; the noise, the fun. the penalty tours and in fact everything ex- 
cept our pajamas. Xow this was the last thing we did through our own 
craniums. The rest of the thinking was done by those, anything but, digni- 
fied Third Classmen. They very forcibly borrowed our alarm clocks. To 
our sorrow we saw them no more, but to our amusement we heard them 
alarm successively, just after taps one night. That didn't seem to satisfy 
them so they went down on all our shoes. 

We. dare say no previous Rat Class can boast of ever receiving such dis- 
tinguished "Xmas Presents." A few days after Xmas we had added to our 
roll a "Dough Boy" Lieutenant, one a member of our Expeditionary Forces 
to Siberia, another at one tiine in the British Army and still another with 
eight months service in our Navy to his credit. 

Xot only in football did our brothers star. For instance, just take a look 
at the good men we gave to the Basket Ball Squad: Bunting, Shannon and 
Campbell. At the time of this writing it is too early to give the account of 
Our Class on the cinder path, but you can count on us. As for Baseball you 
can do the same. 

When all is said and done (to us), we are hopping 't won't be much, for 
everything we hear just now is about Finals, and that old custom which is 
prevalent at the time. We have cheered up, for we know the worst is yet to 

'T was a few nights after Xmas Tide that we gathered in that room just 
It was there that we saw our dawn of ever being 
anything. We elected 
officers of a class that was 
to be. We feel proud of 
ourselves for having cho- 
sen two such fine men to 
lead us through school ; 
Harrison, W. R., Presi- 
dent, and Shannon, W. 
V.. Vice-President. Here's 
wishing them the greatest 
of success, backed up by 
our sincere faith ! 


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Colonel Thomas A. Jones 

Professor of Engineering, Head of the Department, Retired 

Lt. Col. B. B. Poague 

Associate Professor of Engineering and Drawing, Acting head of the Depart men' 

Capt. E. H. Nichols 
Instructor Theory of Structures 

Capt. L. A. Harrison 
Instructor Highway Engineering 


Dillon. E., Jr. 
Gary. B. E. 
Keezell, N. H. 
Knapp, F. D. 
Marehant. B. W 
Mertz. 0. L. 

Moore, W. B. 
Buffin, T. E. 
Sale, E. A. 
Williamson. B. B. 

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Col. Francis Mallory 
Professor of Electrical Engineering, Head of the Department 

Lt. Col. R. B. Poague 
Instructor in Hydraulics and Drawing 

Capt. H. B. Gardner 

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Instructor in Steam Engineering 


Barret, F. S. 

Rhudv, J. T. 

Bond, E. K 

Scott, F. R. 

Cheyne. W. E. 

Smith, D. V. 

Conway. E. R.. Jr. 

Van Wagenen, F. 

Drennen, C. W. 

Williamson, T. S. 

Jernigin, R. C. 


Young, II. 1). W. 

Arlington, "W. 



Jackson, M. 






Wallace, C. 

Hardv, F. 

Williams. E. 

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Col. Hunter Pendleton 
Professor of Chemistry, Head of Department 

Col. N. B. Tucker 
Professor of Mineralogy and Geology 

Capt. J. A. B. Dillard 

Instructor in Laboratory 


Butler, E. L. 
Carter, J. P. 
Jones, C. A. 
Hurt, H. A. 
Jloncure, J. A. 


Parkhurst, R. B. 
1 Rudolph, C. C. 
Thompson", .1. M 
Winiherly, B. B. 

Adams, J. 

Hawkins, H. 
Jones, W. D. 


Roberts, T. 

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Col. H. C. Ford 


of History, Head of D 

Col. R. T. Kerlin 
Professor of English 

Col. W. M. Hunley 


Professor of Economics and Politics 


Addison, W. M. 

Montjov, L. 

Branch, A. 

Morton', T. F. 

Brown, P. 

Shaekleford, W. S 

Casey, B. W. 

Sullivan, J. J. 

Gill, E. H. 

Taylor, F. M. 

Higgins, J. D. 

Thomas, C. R. 

Jennings, W. L. 

Wilkinson, W. H. 

Jones, T. D. 

Wills. W. G. 

Lewis, Y. E. 

Withers, K R. 

Martin, F. K. 



Hughes, C. 


Jeffries, E. 


Jordan, J. C 





Casey, W. 





Monroe, E. 






Paxton, W.' 

Hardv, G. 

Potts. M. 


Scott, R. 

Heisig .^^ 




Hoge ^K^T 






NCE upon a time, there was a member of the strong sex whose 
Block was jammed with stupendous Hunks of Gray Matter. 

His profession was that of trying to push up the Brows of the 
younger Generation and fill them with pro-Solomon Propoganda. 

Although this guy did not have any Napoleonic Ambitions and did not 
blossom out in the latest trench coat Creation, he did have enough Dope to 
cause the Highers Up to pin a pair gold leaves on him. 

Wedding Bells or similar hard luck caused the figures in his First Na- 
tional pocket edition to need a heave. 

He needed Koosh. 

An idean exploded in the old Dome. 

Twas a beautiful Thought. 

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Making It Up 

the Paternal element 
g. It was a bona fide 
pretext to avoid being for- 
ced to crack their Noses to 
the old Grindstone and earn 
the world famous three Hots. 
The major's Madhouse 
was a success ! ! 

All the Buzzards who 
had trifled in the old days 
or naturally had vacancies 
upstairs were Roped in. , 

The new hangout for 
these pests was a Stone Age 
hole in the hills called 
Rockbridge Alum Springs. 
The Suckers soon found that the name implied the quality. They un- 
animously agreed it to be a Bitter Dose. 
The time had come for the Kickoff. 
The Mainspring was rearing to unwind. 

At the first Roundup the King found he had two score of Easv Marks 
and smiled on them with Gusto. 

He proceeded to hand out a line of Bull about "Why we are here and 
and how interesting and Educational it will be." 

The Parade had started. 

The Beam brought with 
him quite a staff to help 
with the Brain Food injec- 
tion. They, too, were a mil- 
itary crew. 

The Handles signifying 
their respective grades had 
been left behind for this was 
their Lounge Lizardino- Sea- 

They were all 44 calibre 
and had aspirations of be- 
ing regular Fellows. 

"Race Horse" Gardner 
was the steady one. 
carries the steak home, cuts the Grass 
Evening Paper and shouts Hurrah when 
the Countrv. 


They Went 

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"I Smell" Coulburn was a different type. 

This dashing young Dinger was a full fledged Band Leader in the Old 

Order of "HOOT HOOTS." He had seen service with the After the Show 

Crowd and was an authority on Hoyle's 

Most of his time out of office hours 
was spent with four at the table. 

And there was one more of the 
Deep Stuffers. 

Even though he was a Professional 
iT A^^L-A- he kept it on his own Chest. 

'"Hard boy" Barton never worried 
the uninitiated. 

This was one of the Minute men 
who keeps the Kodak packed and is 
ever ready for a shot, Regardless. 

The most Romantic of the Prof's 
Right Handers was 'Child' McCauley. 
In the full Pack he was a Deuce. 
The Moo erupted by this one was 
more Harassing to the Common Herd 
than the Clarion notes of the Tin Chan- 
ticleer at 6:15 in coldest January. 

The Personnel of the more Plebian 
Element included all types of the 
Wisdom Species. 

Worry was to these Mohunks what Fourth Dimension is to the Hippo- 
potamus. /-.*,,-■ J! 4.U 

Theirs was to be six weeks of Life spent in sweet Oblivion from the 
Cruel World. , , 

There was only one thing these Flip-flops were known to do regularly. 

It was a Dead Cinch that eighty Gunboats would be parked under the 
Board three times within every twenty four hours. 

Whatever showed up on the Table was sure to make a Move. 

Whether it was Pigs Feet, Spring Onions, or Caviar, all of it was 
pushed as clean as a Whistle. 

A regular diversion of the other inmates was to watch the rierd 
cater to their renowned Vacancies. 

But like all Youth this Rabble had a bunch of excess Steam that had 
to be expanded in some way. 

Some of our Heroes were of the Ultra Ultra Five Hundred. 

These Social Highbrows would Flivver about in a Four Lunger while 
the unpretentious Element meandered. 

The former enjoyed frilly frolying about with the Seminary Flappers, 
of hanging around the Lobby with their Pomps all bandolined. 

Tedo Casev, Todo Sullivan, Daddy Craighill, and Monk Montgomery 

ler Tararas. 

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All the while thoug 
he was dreaming about the 
ittle snuggery with Chintz 
Curtains and pretty Dew 
Dads. He was pining. Pin- 
ing. 1' IX IXC. 

Brigum Young, another 
of the White Flannelers, to 
be distinctively individual, 
manufactured a hobby of 
fishing for Sea Food in the 
Mountain Stream. 

mt who stepped out with the 

Robin Shackelford were two more of those in 

the front row of the Highflyers. 

They were brothers in waiting. 

There was still another member of 
the would-Be's who spoofed about at 

By Accident or Institution he was 
able to Saber the Lingo. He tried to 
console her with Espanola but there 
were never an} - visibles signs of making 
a hit hard enough to ring the Bell. 

Eventually Father Time poked on 
and on throughout these fort}- days. 

Some were disgusted and some re- 
fused to be perturbed. 

The end had come. 

Every body would rush into civili- 
zation in a few days. 

The Major and his gang saw vi- 

They were visions of some one go- 
ing nutty if the Curtain did not ring 
very shortly. 
Before departing the Camera man was hailed and the Royal conclave 
was to have the usual Flash Light snapped. 

The Blurred result was caused by ever} one wanting a prominent por- 

Click sounded. 

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Col. K. S. Purdie 

Commandant of Cadets, Professor of Military Science and Tactics 

Major, Coast Artillery, United Stall's Army 

Capt. Eenley P. Boykiii 
Assistant Commandant, Instructor in Military Topography, Supervising Co. "C 

Capt. E. H. Nichols 
Supervising Co. "D" 

Capt. J. W. McCauley 
Instructor in Signalling, Supervising Co. "F" 

Capt. J. M. Mettenheimer 

Supervising Co. "A" 

Capt, E. R. Lafferty 
Instructor in Calisthenics. Supervising Co. "B" 

Capt. L. A. Harrison 

Instructor in Artillery, Supervising Co. "E" 

Capt. C. C. Cantrell 
Instructor in First Aid and Military Hygiene 

Capt, J. A. B. Dillanl 
Instructor in Minor Tactics. Supervising Co. "D" vice Capt. Nichols 

('apt. K. Eoiuit, M. C. C. E. P. 
Instructor in Trench Warfare and the Bayonet 

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^age One Hundred-ihirty-eight 

Major J. W. McChmg Treasurer 

Major E. A. Sale Military Storekeeper and Quartermaster 

Major o. II. McChmg Surgeon 

Capt. L. E. Steele Assistant Military Storekeeper 

Capt. C. C. Cantrell Adjutant 


Lt. Col. Joseph E. Anderson 

Miss Xellie Tracy Gibbs 

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K. Martin Captain 

B. Williamson, Jr Captain 

G. Wills Captain 

P. Carter Captain 

J. Sullivan Captain 

R. Thomas ( 'aptain 

A. Moncure, Jr /•'iV.'-V Lieutenant ami . 

M. Addison FtV.y/ Lieutenant 

R. Scott FiVx/ Lieutenant 

W. i Irennen First Lieutenant 

M. Taylor FtYxf Lieutenant 

D. Higgins First Lieutenant 

A. Sale First Lieutenant 

B. Moore Second Lieutenant 

R. Gary 

C. Jernigin . . 
F. Morton. .. 

L. Mertz 

M. Thompson. 

Jecond Lieutenant 
tecond Lieutenant 
lecond Lieutenant 
Second Lieutenant 
Second Lieutenant 


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A. U 



J. A. Moneure Battalion Adjutant 

H. M. Turner Battalion Sergeant Major 

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Company "A" 

F. K. Martin '■ • ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■■■Captain 

W. M. Addison F "' s ^utemnt 

R. C. Jernigin IC0 ™? Lu-iilnmnt 

W. M. Casey FwJ * ^ar<^ 


Fairlamb Haskell Slack 

Paxton, 0. Bacharach 


Pate Debardeleben Kennedy 

Pendleton, N". Cormally Ayres 

Everett Davidson 


Adams, E. F. Draper McCauley, E. 

Amiss Estill McCurdy 

Arens Fuller Mellon 

Armstrong Gaines Masury 

Bain Gilbert Morrison 

Barr Graham Norman 

Barrett, S. Harrison, W. Payne, F 

Bebell Honaker Peebles, M. 

Bonney Huff Quigley 

Brown, D. Hughes, C. Barney 

Brown. P. Hurt Ramey 

Buchanan Jackson, S. Rimmer 

Burdeau Johnson. W. Smith, K. 

Cam-podonico Jo nes, H. Smith. T. 

Coffee ^^^^^(^\iiiilirrlv Stroud 

Conway ^^^^ Kimborough Syme 

DeShazo Mi Laine, L. Teasley 

Dickerson 4KjE* U»" is - jjk. Wakl ° 

Douglas Mm _^W^1 Wescott 



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Company "B" 

R. B. Williamson, Jr Captain 

E. A. Sale. Jr First Lieutenant 

W. B. Moore Second Lieutenant 

P. W. Berry, Jr First Sergeant 


Parker, W. Comegys Hoge, C. E. 

McEaehin Potts, M. 


MeCuistion Robinson, J. K. E. Greathead 

Clark, N. Ingram McDavid, E 

Dickson, R. Berry, M. K. 


Anderson Harmaii Parker, M. 

Balfour Harwood Parrott, B. 

Barker, C. Huger Peed 

Barrow Johnston, E. Powell, G. 

Black well Jones, C. Price, W. 

Bartenstein Jones, C. A. Rahilly 

Blake Kennon Rhudy. R. 

Bowles. J. C. Kerlin Reynolds 

Bond, R. LaRuc, H. Smith, B. 

Brewer Little Smith, D. V. 

Brockenboroivgh Lyons Smith, R. M. 

Braswell Manning Sliger 

Gates Mann. J. Spindle 

Cutchins, S. ^^ Mag^i. L. Stokes. W. 

Cooke ^^^^^^pFTm Taylor. 1,'. 

Emmerson ^H^^^^Lerson Yaughan 

Koiitaiina ^ Millar. YV. Waters 

Gayle fl^KL M.nyne. ]j^. Weaver 

Cil'iM.n.M flV J^^aJ Williams. E. 
Green, jflW r M ^I^tUiII't,^H^^^" Wil 

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Company "C" 

W. G. Wills Captain 

F. II. Taylor First Lieutenant 

J. M. Thompson Second Lieutenant 

Derryberry First Sergeant 

Jackson, M. Whitfield Craighill 

Roberts, W. Hardy, G. . 

Jordan, H. McCord Overbey 

Fain Mann, H. Maxwell 

Boatwright Murrill 


Ames Garrow Philp 

Ashley Green, J. Puller 

Barry Gray Rhudy 

Bowman, C. Groce, J. Ripley 

Bryan, C. Eairston, J. Roberts, M. 

Bryson Harrison, C. Robertson, D. 

Bu'ch Hopkins, C. Robertson, J. 

Butler, E. Hunter Rosan 

Cheyne Jones, T. Ruffin, C. 

Cobb King, C. Rutledge 

Cox, E. Kirwan Scales 

Crochett, J. Lee, R. Southgate 

Crenshaw Mallorv Stubbs 

Dillon Marshall, S. Svdnor 

Echols, R. ^ Marshall, W. Thompson, R. 

Edmunds, t^^^^^^^TeCadden Tiche 

Edwards, C.J H^^^ Tillman 

Evans ^M Moore, L. Tenable, R. 

fl^HL ilwi.-niyA Whitted 

Fulton B B ^^trkjjj^^ Weisel 

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( 'apt ain 
First Lieutenant 
Second Lieutenant 

. .' First S 



Marshall. R. 


Jones, D. 








Phillips, J. 

Knapp, J. 








Hairston. R. 

Pugh. M. 



Rice. H. 

Booze, J. 





Roberts. L. 


Johnson, D. 

Kuftiii. T. 

Brown, H. 

Jones. \V. 


Carter, A. 


Scott, R. 

Casey, J. 

King, W. 

Shackelford. A. 



Shackelford. YV. 

( 'hung 



( 'olonna 


Smith. D. 


McDavid, C. 

Smith. W. 




Davis. T. C. 


Thompson, C. 




Duff '^k. 

^^rfTTli. R. 

Yenable. W. 

Duke, C. 





Wilson. B. 

Edmund. R. 0| 

Pattern. W.^ 



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Company "E 

J. J. Sullivan 
W. Drennen . . 
T. P. Morton . 
J. Jordan 

Hardy. W. 
Parrott, J. 




Arrington, W. 







Briggs, R. 


Casey, B. 

Carson, M. 

Carter, R. 

Campbell, A. 

Craig, E. 

Clarke, E. 



Davis, W. 



Bletcher, J. 

Allen, L. 



Pendleton, H. 


Knapp, F. 




Martin.' P. 

Massingham, P. 

Massingham, 13. 



Drennen, A. 




Harper, J. 

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Johnsori, J. 




.First Lieutenant 

econd Lieutenant 

First Sergeant 

Williams, W. 

Bond, A. 








Scott. W. 







White, E. 

White. A. 

Wilson. H. 

Wilson. S. 

Young;, H. 


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Company "F" 

C. R. Thomas ( 'attain 

.). I ). Higgins First Lieutenant 

0. L. Mertz Second Lieutenant 

P. Groover First Sergeant 

Benners Josey Hawkins 

Winston Satterfield 

Clarkson Lee, H. Monroe. W. 

Welton Gleaves Wilson, W. 

McKellar Orme 


Adams, J. Glover O'Brien 

Agnor Gordon Parkhurst 

Alvis Grant Paxton, P. 

Backus Hamilton Pennvbacker. M. 

Battle Hardy, F. Powell. IT. 

Berber Harris, G. Rawlins 

Bell Heisig Ribble 

Hunt 1 1 Hobson, J. Ridgely 

Bowles. G. Hopkins, A. Sebring 

Briggs, C. Hopkins, L. Settle 

Bullington Jefferies. E. Shields 

Bunting Jennings Shipley 

Carroll Keezel Southall 

Cuteliiiis. J. L acv . Strawhand 

Dabney ^^^^^^/J"*'- !'•• Syer. C. 

Ferguson ^^^Taml Van Wagenen 

Fletcher JB Larew Von Schilling 

Fran-is ^HE* M '(1ini ^^ Wallis. W. 

Gaillanl ^| Hr lLx^'" , „*J.^B Watson 


linar^ [ Munsol 


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Capt. Lount was born in Barrie, Ontario, 
in 1891, and was reared and educated in 
that section of Canada. Immediately upon 
the outbreak of the European War in 1914, 
he enlisted and sailed for France in the 
Fourth Battalion of the First Contingent. 
He qualified for a commission in six weeks 
and his rise to the rank of Captain was rapid. 
He saw service at Vimy, the .Second Battle 
of Ypres, Passchendale, and others. Capt. 
Lount was decorated for bravery twice, re- 
ceiving the Military Cross at Vimy and the 
Bar at Passchendale. At Vimy he and his 
runner killed three Germans and captured 
forty-two, the first Huns to be taken by the 
Canadians. He was severely wounded by 
shrapnel and machine gun bullets at 
Passchendale and was sent to the United 
States as instructor. The British Govern- 
ment next assigned him to V. M. I. in the 
spring of 1918 and he instructed in bayonet 
fighting, bombing, and trench warfare. 


Personnel Adjutant 
Lt. Jones was born in Charlottesville, Va., 
on November o, 1897, where he spent his 
early life. He entered V. P. I. in the fall of 
1914 and graduated in June, 1918. He went 
to Plattsburg on July 13 of that year and 
was commissioned on September 16. Upon 
the institution of the S. A. T. C. in October, 
he was assigned to V. M. I. as Personnel 
Adjutant, and the smooth manner in which 
the inductions were made is clue entirely to 
his ability and efforts. "Lonzy" is a friend 
of everybody and could always untangle any 
confusion that a man got into over the pa- 
per work. He has done more to cause V. M. 
I. to admire the quality of the rival school's 
graduates than anything else and no greater 
praise could be given any man. 

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YEN before the establishment of the .Students Army Training Corps at 
the Institute there came floating to us rumors that there would be a 
Marine luit established here in connection with the S. A. T. ('. Shortly 
alter the arrival of the Superintendent with his commission in the U. S. 
Engineers, Captain B. Goodman, '17, arrived with orders for the establish- 
ment of the unit and the hopes of all came to a full realization. A Naval 
surgeon soon arrived and the physical examinations began. Some hundred and 
twenty-five were examined and several passed the tests that only one in ten, it is 
said, can pass and the Marine section became a thing of the present and not a 
thing to be hoped for. Seventy-nine Keydets gladly gave up their chances for 
appointments to Officers Training Camps and east their lots with the Marines. The 
training received was practically the same as that given at Paris Island and 
Quantico for Capt. Goodman was just hack from a twelve months' stay in France 
as an officer in the line and later as an officer on the staff of the commanding 
Marine General in France and knew the latest in modern war conditions. After 
his return to the United States and prior to his coming to the Institute, he was 
bayonet instructor at the Officers Training Camp at Quantico. The signing of the 
armistice found some fifteen or twenty aviators almost ready to leave for Boston 
Tech and the remainder working hard to go to the Island in December. It was 
thought at the time that the unit would remain intact until June, hut orders soon 
came to muster out the section and on December 10 the Marine Section at V. 
M. 1. became a thing of the past. Although we were not at such places as 
Chateau-Thierry or Belleau Wood we were nevertheless a part of the force that 
has made itself famous for its fighting qualities and we had the old Marine Corps 
spirit. The guard that the Marines put on at the Institute was the same as that 
put on all over the world, the same that was used in transporting the American 
troops to France, and when anyone wanted to visit in barracks he had to make 

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be three more demerits to his credit on the adjutant's book at headquarters. The 
signing of the armtistice came as a deep disappointment to all of us who had worn 
the green for as much as we love the grey, the call of the green was greater and 
to share in the glory of the Marines, even as a buck private, was our ambition. 
The dreams of chevrons on our arms or possibly bars on our shoulders were all shat- 
tered and once again we turned our faces to the old grey of the keydet. Back to 
the grey and to our JALY JUTIES we went, but to those in the grand old Marine 
Corps we say, "The best luck in the world to you, we wish we could have been with 
you over there." 

— By one of them. 

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The Student Army Training Corps 

1HB S. A. T. C. organized under an ad of Congress and under the 
executive administration of the Committee on Education and Special 
Training, replaced the old I!. 0. T. C. unit established at the Institute. 
This organization was primarily a war measure and was sanctioned by the 
college presidents of this country. 

Under this new system the colleges of the country were turned into 
(raining camps. Officers detailed from the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps di- 
rected the instruction and training of the recruits. The idea was to send promising 
material to the Officers Training Schools, less promising men to Non-com. Schools, 
and mediocre students to training camps as their turns came. Men of ability 
who were unable to stand the expense of college education were allowed the 
privilege of an equal footing, upon registration, with more fortunate ones. This 
system was immensely move democratic than that of drawing all the technical 
specialists of the army from men able to buy a college education. Moreover it 
made available an endless store of good material otherwise lost. In this manner 
colleges were converted into assortment stations. 

All this upset existing conditions at the majority of colleges. Only war courses 
were to be taught. To some extent these measures were scarcely a new departure 
at the Institute. Its perfected organization and its system of work, similar to that 
of our national schools, caused the government to make an exception in its case. 
What happened was that its officers were commissioned in the United States Army 
and the conduction of the school left in their hands. 

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Until the signing of the Armistice, prescribed academic courses were taught. 
Marine officers were assigned to a company organized from members of the corps. 
A personnel adjutant assumed the task of placing "the right man in the right 
place." Then the war came to its unexpected end and, over night, work flowed back 
into normal channels. 

The S. A. T. ('. unit being dissolved, the former E. 0. T. C. again resumed 
precedence, now under the Committee on Education and Special Training. 
Although the flurry caused by its appearance at the Institute is now somewhat 
memory-dim, the cadets will never forget their experience under the "Safe At The 
College" readme. 

Necessity is the Mother of Invention 

Little Acts mkeThu Reueve 

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once il seemed thai Fate would withhold even tins brief period of delight 
Prom us; for the Flu's spectral form stalked abroad in the Magic City, 
niul mosi assuredly "My Cadets" must not be exposed to its insidious at- 
tack. However, "Fortune ne'er helps the man whose courage Tails." and 
probably it was because we continued to hope so hard and persistently thai at 
length a way was found to attend our annual football classic with V. I'. 1. in spite 
of all difficulties. 

Entraining at Lexington about tune o'clock, our special arrived in Roanoke 
at twelve, noon. We were immediately marched to the grounds of the Roanoke 
Hotel and dismissed, although not without first being ordered to stay in the im- 
mediate vicinity of the aforesaid hostelry. Undoubtedly the Roanoke Hotel is un- 
excelled and its grounds are a delight, but the prospects of foregoing Virginia Col- 
lege, dates with the calic, the theatres and many other contemplated pleasures 
caused us to view our surrounding's with gloomy eye. However, the fair denizens 
of the city could come to us if we couldn't come to them, and as they did so in 
large numbers we probably got our enjoyment from this source in a most con- 
centrated form than would have been otherwise possible. The V. II. ('. A. canteen 
discovered nearby also brightened our outlook, and the cakes and cookies dealt out 
by the comely attendants helped to make endurable the awful gap from an oarlv 
breakfast to a late dinner. When the dinner did develop, though, the hungry 
crowd showed their opinion of the meal by their concerted attack on the turkey and 
cleared the tables with surprising rapidity. 

Shortly afterward the V. P. 1. corps of the S. A. T. ('. arrived, ami together, 
with V. M. I. leading, the two battalions were reviewed by Governor Davis. Fol- 
lowing the review, the march to the scene of battle began. On arriving at the field. 
the usual exhibition movements before the grandstand were omitted, as we were 
a little late because of the review and the game was already in progress. The two 
student bodies filed into their seats in the grandstand, and as the teams struggled 
back and forth on the field, vied with one another in cheering their rep- 
resentatives on. 

An account of the game would be out of place here, hut it is sufficient to 
that it was hard fought from beginning to end and interest never once slackened. 

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First victory leaned one way and then the other, and the outcome was uncertain 
until the final whistle. Although Our team played super-football, the muddy field 
and our opponent's superior weight finally told and the victory went to Y. P. I., 
though by the smallest possible margin. 

After the game was over we entrained for Lexington without delay, and by 
our early start back, were in barracks by nine-thirty. The climax of tbe day came 
when the Lexington Special consented to climb the Nile Hill without a murmer, 
and though the day had held its disappointments, everyone felt as he "hit the hay'' 
that night that we had enjoyed a complete and delightful Thanksgiving. 

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HE past is but prelude": Shakespeare gives this doctrine as a maxim 
of optimism : "The past is but prelude." 

Three wars before the World War had our country waged since 
the birth of V. M. I. In those wars — the Mexican, the Civil and the 
Spanish-American — the Institute did what was expected of her and 
added fame to fame. Those wars now, however, appear like pre- 
liminary skirmishes when compared to the World War, and the Institute's 
prelude to the heroic part she gave herself to clo with Western Run ipe for a 

"True to tradition" — that must be the final word. And there is none other 
that those who know her and love her can wish to have added. 

In the fall of 1914, long before main- people believed that this country 
would enter the conflict, sons of V. M. I., restless under the injuction of neu- 
trality and burning with zeal to help avenge a mighty wrong, sought service 
under foreign flags. The}' fought nobly and won renown. Some of them 
have since joined their own colors, a few remain in the service of Great Bri- 
tain and France, and others sleep "in Flanders fields." 

As the clouds grew blacker and it was seen that we should begin to mobi- 
lize along every line, the Governor of Virginia, wishing to put the State in a 
condition of preparedness and to lay the foundation for whatever of effort 
might be required, organized a Counil of Defense, with headquarters at Rich- 
mond. It was composed of fourteen of the State's leading citizens, men of 
finance, business, agriculture and the professions. The Governor picked the 
Superintendent of the institute to be chairman of the Council and a member 
of our faculty as executive secretary. The work of this body has been highly 
commended as helping to make it possible for Virginia to play so effectively 
the part she did in the war. 

The next step marking V. M. I.'s war contributions consisted in an ar- 

authorities of Washington and Lee Uni- 

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versitv, whereby forty members of the corps spent four afternoon a week dur- 
ing the spring of 1917 drilling the student body of the University. 

In the same summer, and last summer as well, a "rookie" training camp 
was conducted at the Institute, officered by members of our tactical staff. The 
attendance at these camps was large and representative. The records show 
that with hardly an exception graduates of the camps won commissions soon 
after entering the service. 

Perhaps the most striking recognition of V. M. I. from the War Depart- 
ment came in the fall of 1918 with the organization of units of the Student 
Army Training Corps. The Institute was the only college in the country, 
military or non-military, a sufficient number of whose officers were commis- 
sioned in the regular army. They were assigned to duty at the Institute with- 
out interruption of their routine work. This unusual designation was amply 
justified by the admirable way in which the S. A. T. C. units here were con- 
ducted. Large groups of men were called away to officers' camps at fre- 
quent intervals and demand for admission to take their places increased from 
week to week up to the time of demobilization of the units. 

Very soon after this took place the War Department announced that 
cavalry, artillery, infantry and engineering units of the Reserve Officers' Train- 
ing Corps would be established at V. M. I. 

And now of the men who fought in 
France, of those who did their best to go, 
of those who worked with devotion in 
camps here and abroad-what shall we 
sav of them? One is in fact embarras- 
sed by wealth of material in attempting to 
write a short piece about V. M. I. and the 

Where to begin and what to say 

that needs be said ! Our records are not 

^^ complete, and as these lines are being 

written (late in February) news comes 

of heretofore unrecorded casualties and 

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seph R. Anderson, Class of 1870, as showing the 
sort of material he is collecting for the V. M. I. 
War History Colonel Anderson wrote: 

"1 feel sure we have had more than 2000 alum- 
ni, graduates and non-graduates, in the service. A 
great many of our boys have been decorated by 
France, England and our own country for daunt- 
s courage and the most conspicuous gallantry. 
I could tell of the heroic conduct of Lieutenant 
Amor}-, of Delaware, 'the bravest and most beloved 
man in his battalion,' as his commanding officer 
wrote. While still incapacitated foi active dutv on 
on account of previous wounds, and when he was 
believed to be in hospital, Amory led his company 
far in advance of the battalion in the assault and 
capture of a stronghold. He died in the action. I 
could tell of Captain Glazebrook. who, when suffer- 
ing from serious wounds, jumped out of the window 
of the hospital when the nurse was absent and 
joined in the battle then in progress, for which 
'military crime' he was severely reprimanded — and 
then promoted! I could tell of the hero, J. 
re Balwin, of Texas, calmly writing his last letter to his 'saintly mother 
reverend father' the night before he was killed in action, a letter which 
stand as a classic, breathing as it does the most sublime courage, pa- 
tism, filial affection and religious faith." 

Thus we could even now set forth a recital of death of our men that 
would make one of the brightest pages in the history of America's heroic part 
in the war. But as has been said, this is not the place and this is not the 
time for that, especially in view of the fact that just now any recital of the 
sort would be quite incomplete. The real story will lie eloquentlv told at 
the proper time and in a manner worthy of the theme. To indicate the nature 
of that story is our purpose here. 

to quote trom a recent address deliver* 

Hemphill, of South Caroline, one of the South's most distinguished journal- 
ists and publicists. Major Hemphill emphasized the duty of us who face 
the new world and the Greater V. M. I. in the spirit of the poet who said, 
"It's the torch the people follow, whoever the bearer be." In this connection 
he said : 

"There was never a time in the history of the world when the opportun- 
ity of service was so great, when the call for educated, thoroughly-trained 
men was so insistent and imperative-men of ideas, forward-looking men — 
for the world has to be built over and you must be among the builders. Think 
of what your predecessors, who should be emulated by you in your day and 
generation, accomplished for their country in war and peace, and under far 
less propitious circumstances than confront you. Their work should cheer 
you on to high endeavor and noble achievement. Almost without exception 
these elder brothers of yours have proved themselves worthy of the best 
traditions of this school of the soldier; soldiers holding themselves, according 
to the American ideal, always subject to the civil powers, but ready upon 
ever}' patriotic call, with bodies and souls both responsive to the call of 
duty, to say to the State in the words of the ancient prophet as set clown in 
his divine vision, 'Here am I ; send me.' 

"In every Avar in which this country has been engaged since the founding 
of this institution, the men of the V. M. I. have added lustre to American 
arms. Valiant in war, they have been effective in the pursuits of peace. 
The full story of your glory in war and peace has not been fully told and 
will not be until your accomplished historian, Joseph R. Anderson, has 
finished his monumental work ; but incomplete as it is, his would be a sorry 
soul indeed that did not thrill at the thought of the deathless deeds of those 
who were taught here that all that a man hath will he arive for his country." 

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1 1 1 LE the S. A. T. C. was still in swaddling clothes, the General start- 
ed a rumor that detachments were to be sent to Camps Lee, Taylor, 
and Fort Monroe for duty at the Officers Training Schools at those 
posts. On October the eleventh the rumors began to materialize 
and five first classmen were ordered to Fort Monroe. 

While regretting to leave our classmates Safe At The College, 
we hurled our garters over in the corner and departed via the C & combi- 
nation express to help Pershing win the war. We found Lynchburg very 
warlike in appearance, the populace wearing gasmasks, not fearing an at- 
tack from the Huns, but as protection against the more dangerous Flu. 

Finally we reached our destination on the shores of the Chesapeake and 
were ushered about four miles up the beach to the Reservoir companv, con- 
voyed by a ''Bevo" — lieutenant, like a bunch of rats in charge of a corporal. 
We determined that the less we saw of the Reservoir the better for our 
morale, so the next day we took and successfully passed the entrance exam- 
ination to the school. 

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to our permanent barracks on the Fill. To the un-initiatec 
that the Fill is a part of the bottom of the Atlantic ocean that has been push- 
ed up above the water by a very enterprising dredge. In consequence the 
sand particles have not much affinity for each other. 

Here began our dreary existance. Class work kept us occupied about 
ten hours a day, infantry drill another hour, and after attending about 'steen 
other formations we were allowed to have the rest of the day to ourselves. 
Rations consisted of sand, lima beans, sand, baked beans, and more sand. 

The first detachment was joined later by several increments in other 
companies, which reminded us that time was passing by. Then came that 
day which some of us did not hail so gladly as our mothers did, the armistice 
was signed, and the war was unofficially over. Opportunity was given the 
candidates to resign and V. M. I.'s representation in the Coast Artillery 
dwindled rapidly. The first ones to leave hastened back to the Institute to 
keep the home fires burning. The minority, unable to resist the attractions 
of puttees and the bright gold bars, swore to stick by the ship, and buckled 
down for another whack at Materiel, Orientation, Administration, and the 
daddv of them all. Field Gunnery. 

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wise adhered to their resolutions 
and, demonstrating the true V. 
M. I. Spirit, added dignity to the 
best corps in the world and a pair 
of bars and officers braid to their 

In regard to the Coast, it is 
jrtainly the branch of the army if you like to write symphonies in loga- 
rithms and play rhapsodies on a slide rule. In France they have handled 
jrdnance above six inches in caliber, varying to taste from the safetv 
security of the trench mortars to the danger and excitement of a long 
range gun firmly emplaced back with the Q. M. In peace time the station 
may be Fort Monroe and the Chamberlain for the drawing room dragon, to 
( )ahu and the tropics if you have the fever. 

Y. M. I .is well represented in this elect branch of the service and there 
is always and opening for a V. M. 1. man. And as for promotion, as soon as 
your insignia begins to get rusty up you go and you have to buy some new- 

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"Squads right, squads left, and left front into line, 

And then the blooming sergeant, he gave us double time." 

ND so it was from the gray hours of dawn until the sun hovered near 
its meridian, from noon until night's shadows brought a welcome 

Twenty-five first classmen represented the Institute at the Cen- 
tral Officers Training Camp at Camp Lee. We were sent there un- 
der the auspices of the S. A. T. C, and sad were our hearts as we 
bade what we thought was our last adieu to the gray walls of Barracks on 
October the eleventh. Randolph-Macon was our first obstacle to overcome 
but this mission was accomplished successfully and the next morning we 
found ourselves in the Cockade City. 

We reported to Camp headquarters and, fortunately, were all assigned 
to the same company. For the next few days a variation in the face move- 
ments and the school of the soldier was furnished by a new exercise in the 
manual of the pick and shovel. We thought that we were being trained 
for stevedores or engineer troops instead of infantry officers. Finally we 
whacked the brush off of about thirty training began. 

And here our V, M. I. schooling, began to assert itself. After knockin 
all the screws out of a new Enfield in coming to port arms, Oscar Mertz was 
made a permanent platoon chief. Wills likewise headed another platoon 
while Joe Sullivan became the hard top sergeant of the outfit. 

We were introduced to all the new wrinkles that have been made in the 
game of war. The new infantry formation of a company similar to a batta- 
lion was one of our first and most novel initiations. New and more blood- 
thirsty means of inserting and withdrawing a bayonet from a Hun had been 
invented since last we fondled cold steel. Hebrid and various other physica 
exercises had also been efficacious in keeping the candidates time from 
hanging on his hands. 

Gloomy Gill was run in by a "Gold brick'' for the foul murder of a mule 
but at last succeeded in establishing an alibi. 

Wimberly: At bayonet instruction, "When I clap my hands, I want to 
see every body jump." 

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Lieutenant: "Put on a blouse and follow me: — Whose hay is 

this in gross disorder." 

Cheyne : "Mine, sir." 

Lieutenant: "Whose non-regulation trunk is that." 

Isaac : ' Mine, sir." 

"Well write up those delinquencies and bring them in to the office imme- 
diately" "Yaaaaah. sir." 

"Montjoy Lynn, Montjoy Lynn," Montjoy Lynn." 
Montjoy: "Here, sir." 

"Speak up Lynn, dont lie backward, dont be forward, but speak up." 

Little incidents like these helped to relieve the monotony of camp life 
ind remain as purple passages in our memory. 

But greater than these were the many enjoyable courtesies rendered by 
the kind people of Petersburg, Mrs. Gill. Mrs. Jones, and Mrs. Seward in 
particular. The hop at the home on Walnut Hill, (do I hear somebody 
say "Up at my house") had all the pep and characteristics of a true "Keydet" 
hop. And those meal tickets, I ask_you, is there any thing more pleasant to 

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end to all our dreams of decorating our uniform with Croix de Guerre and 
having a trunkful of Hun helmets to put on the mantelpiece back home. 
Such was fortune and each of us tried to make the best 
of it. Some of us hurried back to help our Alma Mater 
thru the throes of Reconstruction. Others swore never 
to answer another reveille, while a few were attracted by 
the bars and paper putts of a reserve commission. These 
latter stuck on and maxed it up in true ''keydet" style 
and received their rewards on January 15th. 

One and all we swear that the infantry won this war 
and if another one comes along just watch us don a blue 
hat cord and get up there the smoke is thickest : where 
thev fight like men. 


Me and My Two Thin Blankets 

I'm there with my army blankets. 

As thin as a slice of ham : 
A German spy I think is the guy 

Who made 'em for Uncle Sam. 
How do I sleep? don't kid me: 

My bed tick is filled with straw : 
And lumps and humps and big fat bumps 

That punch me until I'm raw. 

Me and my two thin blankets, 

As thin as the last thin dime. 
As thin, I guess, as a chorus girl's dress ; 

Well, I have one hell of a time. 
I pull 'em up from the bottom 

( My nighties are B. V. D.'s ) : 
A couple of yanks to cover my shanks. 

And then my tootsies freeze. 

You could use 'em for porous plasters. 

Or maybe to strain the soup. 
My pillow's my shoes when I try to snooze. 

And I've chilblains and cough and croup. 
Me and my two thin blankets, 

Bundled up under my chin. 
Yes, a German spy I think was the guy, 
it he made them thin. 

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FTER waiting many weary and lowminded days, with hopes and 

dreams of the shining blue service star in the home window and 

visions of "Croix De Guerres," but slowly realizing that the only 

stars they would get would be those on the labels of "Haig and 

Haig" (if any were so fortunate), the cadets restlessly awaited the 

call to the colors. But suddenly, like an unexpected rain before 

parade, came the order from Headquarters calling forty lucky ones to leave 

in twenty-four hours for Camp Taylor, Kentucky, to train for Artillery 


Those hours were spent as one — begging, borrowing, and selling equip- 
ment, making ready for the Boots and Spurs. It was hard for us to leave 
but we realized that Uncle Sam's call was greater than education, so away 
we went. 

The trip to Kentucky was very interesting, especially in the attractive 
ways we were received in Clifton Forge on Hallowe'en night. "Pud" Ar- 
rington, the Lexington Beau Brummel, made quite an inpression on the 
crowd when he was received with opened arms by his fair affinity on the 
platform. From then on he maintained the position of leader and toastmaster 
in all social affairs. 

We pulled into Louisville about noon on the first of November with the 
determination to make good despite our shaky 
knees. Many were innoculated with a new look- 
ed up clothing stores to get a "deck" on officer's 
equipment. We were then transferred to the 
Camp in Packards (which happened to be trucks. 

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who had spent their summers in white suits on the 
Danville race track, were perfectly at home, but others 
found it quite a harrowing duty. 

Infantry drill was rehearsed for one week, with 
a flavoring of mathematics twice a day, and most of us 
were sent ''over the valley" to the forty-seventh Train- 
"a#ss£s/ " ing Battery which was to be our permanent home. 

The Training Area was one continual class after an- 
other, — horses, material, and fire discipline being the principal features. Our 
old muleteer, Groover, proved especially capable in equitation, having pushed 
a plow since his boyhood. The wooden horses were quite humorous at first 
but proved a detriment about meal time as there were no mantle pieces in 
our mess hall. 

Louisville, the wonder city, will always stay with the keydets as long 
as they can remember and will no doubt be the Mecca of many hopes in the 
future. We went right for the social functions and toward the last manv 

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Qio Try lor." 

Our haven of rest was the Seelbach Hotel to which we hastened every 
Saturday night and held open house. "( >ld Taylor" flowed 
like water but no candidates were eligible for a footrest 
on the bar and it is doubted if any desired the privilege. 
The Hawaiian Hardens, the shrine of the terpsichorean 
artists was always the attraction in the afternoons while 
the theatres, Rathskellers, and Country Clubs never found 
us absent after taps. We were royally entertained by the 
alumni, much to the amazement of our less fortunate com- 
rades who considered officers demi-gods. We take this opportunity to thank 
Munce. Lewis. Marshall, Chittum, Black, Eva, and a host of others for their 
keen treatment of the bunch. 

Our "Vacation" lasted one month. After news of the armistice came, 
our only thoughts were V. M. I., discharges, and a camouflaged Xmas fur- 
lough, and all were ready to depart after having fought the war over about 
six times with a blacking brush and a lead pencil. 

Our discharges came on the third of December just in time for Xmas 
and with light hearts and heavy suit cases we departed for home, bidding 
good bye to the good old "blue grass," our hardships, and pleasures. \\ e 
"We were sorry never to have seen active service but glad after so long a time 
to enjoy once more the keydet life at the Old School. 

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Headquarters, C (Oatees). C (Rossbelts). 
On the Nile, May 25 . 1918. 

1. Hostile Infantry, strength unknown, is reported to be moving on Platts- 
burg. It is expected that they will encamp there for an unknown period. 

2. All men who have been drawing liquid coffee money, commutation for 
subsistence, the gravy allowance from our beneticient uncle, will form a re- 
connoitering patrol and will obtain as much information of the enemy and 
his movements as possible. 

3. The advance guard of the patrol will leave Buena Yista by way of the 
Virginia Creeper, will proceed to Xew York and establish headquarters at 
the Plaza, Martinique, or McAlpine Hotels. The}' will remain here in ob- 
servation until re-enforced by the main body. Every precaution will be taken 
that an ample supply of provisions, food and drink, will lie laid in by this 
advance guard. 

4. Line of march will be taken so that the main body will arrive in the 
vicinity of Plattsburg not later than June 3rd. 

per Venus, hi? adjuntant. 


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part of the alpha 
honored were "H' 

>ther unaci 

ami "F 

< >n the third of June the convoy 
disembarked on the shores of Lake 
Champlain. The}" were elated, sur- 
prised, and gratified to find that the 
majority of the delegation had been 
assigned to one company. "G" 
Company, G stands for Great, 

Grand, Glorious, — Gross." 

A few found themselves in other 
organizations being afflicted with 
names that did not start in the right 
mutable reasons. The companies so 

"G" company, as it has been said was almost entirely a V. M. I. company. 
All but three men in the outfit were Institute men. In thus having to com- 
pete among themselves, these men were at a disadvantage. "H" Company on 
the other hand was a cosmopolitan aggregation, being composed of men from 
Georgetown, Delaware College, Xorth Georgia Agricultural College, Boston 
Tech, and dear old Harvard. These men thus enjoyed an association with 
view points that differed with any thing the}' had seen before and were im- 
mensely benefitted by it. 

For thirteen to fourteen hours drill a day kept the time from hanging 
on their hands, and they always had the pleasure of being innoculated to look 
forward to at the end of the week. (Honestly the typhoid bacillus militarius 
is the most virulent, active, and painful insect that has ever made my arm his 
abiding place. ) 

Other diversions were furnished 
by excursions to Burlington and 
Hotel Champlain, while man}- found 
the town of Plattsburg amusement 
enough in itself. There were dances 
every Saturday "for Student Officers 
Only." As dances go, they would 
hardly compare with our hops, but 
the} - did supply an opportunity to 


The effect was the same if they 
had been given the command as 
skirmishers with extended interval, 
for in less than no time they had 
scattered to the four winds. A few 
took advantage of the location of 
the camp and paid a visit to our 
neighboring Dominion. In Montreal 
they were received as heroes, the 
supposition being that they were 
bound across. The majority beat it straight for Xew York, where, one and 
all, they stayed until they had tearfully parted with the last nickel. 

A few of the crowd did not feel the call home so strongly. So. prompted 
by feelings of patriotism alone, stayed for the continuation of the camp thru 
July and August. These standpatters were justly rewarded in September 
with commissions as ''jazz" lieutenants. Unfortunately their dreams of 
wound stripes and decorations were shattered by their assignment to some 
S. A. T. C. as instructors, or to Camp Grant to do Squads East and Squads 

The passing of time has erased 
the last sand mark from their collec- 
tive necks, the grease of K. P. has 
long since passed from beneath their 
finger nails, the throbbing blister 
has become a peaceful callous, and 
Plattsburg remains but as a memory, 
a purple passage in their lives. But 
even as our guiding- light predicted, 
it was a pleasant and profitable 

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Capt. S. K. Lount, M. C, C. E. F. 
Instructor in Bombing, Bayonet Fighting, and Trench Warfare 

Capt. H. P. Boykin 
Virginia National Guard, Commandant 

Capt, H. M. Read 
Virginia National Guard, Tactical Officer 

Berry, F. W. 
Derrvberry, M. E. 
Winston. W. A. 


Roberts, W. T. S. 
Bacbarach, M. B. 
Robinson, J. K. E. 

Hosje, C. E. 
Jones, T. D. 

When June 15, 1918, had arrived it found part of the space below the parapet 
in very evident use. The Rookies of the Summer Camp, better known as the 
Virginia Military Institute Training Camp, had reported seventy-two strong. For 
the training of these men in a two-months intensive military course, the Institute 
had detailed a certain number of officers and cadets. Capt. S. K. Lount, M. C, of 
the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, was instructor in bayonet fighting, bombing 
and trench warfare ; Captain H. P. Boykin served in the capacity of Commandant, 
supervising the entire instruction of the Camp, and Captain H. M. Read as 
tactical officer and instructor in bayonet fighting. Cadets Berry, Derrvberry, Win 
ston, Roberts, Bacharach, Robinson, Hoge, and Jones, T. D., were ordered back at 
their own request to aid the above named officers in the pursuance of their duties. 

The camp proved a very profitable one and the Institute rendered an invaluable 
service to the country and state. The courses of instruction were thorough and 
the discipline especially strict. All men who successfully completed the course 
and entered the U. S. Army, have made enviable records, and proven undoubtedly 
the benefits derived from their training received during the two months. The Vir- 
ginia Military Institute once more has rendered an honorable and praiseworthy 
service to the nation in the time of great emergency. 


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This pigmy came to us in 'IT direct from Colgate University, where he had 
been holding down the position of tackle and spreading terror in the hearts of all 
aspirants for Walter Camps mythical All-American. That he succeeded in walk- 
ing away with the berth is evidence enough of his ability. 

He soon acquired the V. M. I. spirit and all of us were proud to think that 
'"Abe" was heart and soul a true "keydet." 

In November, of the present- year, he answered the call of a higher duty and 
entered active service. (A narrow minded gim had three times before turned him 
down with pedus planus the only charge against him.) His sterling qualities have 
endeared him to the heart of all wearers of the gray and we send after him our 

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"Mose" was detailed here in charge of the Marine 
Section of the S. A. T. C. early in October. His two 
gold service chevrons and star for being among the first 
fifty thousand in France were the envy and admiration 
of the entire corps. When "Abe" left us to join the 
Big Gun Corps, he offered to take over the duties as 
coach of the football squad. 

Four years as star end on our varsity eleven had 
well fitted to assume these responsibilities. Having 
been a cadet, he realized the difficulties that confronted 
them and soon had the whole squad working with 
amazing pep and determination. 

In spite of heart breaking losses through men en- 
tering the service, he turned out a team of which we 
are all proud. The results of the games speak for 
themselves and remain as monuments to his unselfish 
efforts. Needless to say, when "Mose" left us the 
chevrons were not only the objects of admiration about 


For the last four years we have watched the athletic 
star of Boanoke College ascend into the upper regions 
and we have wondered at the cause of it all. 

Those of us who returned after Christmas were sur- 
prised to find that the Basketball team was under di- 
rection of a man whose name we had to whistle, for the 
Lord only knew how to spell it. It transpired that he 
had previously been over with the Salem institution. 
So this was the reason for it all. 

We had firm confidence in him from the start and 
it developed that this confidence was not misplaced. 
The quint that he turned out bid strong for the South 
Atlantic Championship. Only that unfortunate defeat 
in Lynchburg stands between our hopes and the awful 

He has also taken charge of the Baseball squad and 
we look for him to have a success in the national pastime 
as great if not greater than he had in the cage game. 

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A few years ago. Track, at the Institute, could be ex- 
pressed by. the elusive quantity x. From its unrec- 
ognized and unsupported position it had come to be a 
Major Sport. And the credit for this lies largely at the 
door of "Son" Read, the man with the smile. 

His ability on the cinder path first came into prom- 
inence when as a first classmen, he captained the team 
that, brought Y. M. I. to the fore at the Pennsylvania 
Relay Carnival. 

Returning as a sub. he has generously given his ef- 
forts for the betterment of the sport. The team that he 
coached last year ran away with the honors in meets 
witb Trinity ami Y. P. I. After lifting Track from 
obscurity, we have every confidence that he will enhance 
its prestige during the present season. 

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Mason, S. ) 

Cutehins J Ll "' s 

Thomas, If. 

Hawkins. S. Tackles 

Marshall. .1. 

Smith, J. T. / 

Saner S Gmr,h 

Miller. P C,,,',;- 

Ingrain Rig]\ / Half 

Honaker Left Half 

Dickson, R Full Bach 


Stuart ^> \Q 



Maryland State Agricultural College. T 

Newport News Naval Operating Base 41 

Gallaudet College 6 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute 6 

V. M. I. 6 

V. M. I. 

V.M.I. 19 

V. M. I. 

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HOUGH the football season of 1918 is now a matter of history, it is 
not the kind of history that historians write with ink. but history 
that was made with deeds of valor, nerve, and just old V. M. I. 
"Spirit." that will be handed down from class to class by word of 

The great war can not be spoken of without thought of the 
great part V. M. I. men played during the raging moments, nor can we think 
of the war and not recall its effect for the season of 1918 on the Gridiron. 

As the "Old veil for the calic" was given for the calic at the Final Ball 
in June 1918 our thoughts were of our prospects for the following Septem- 
ber's football candidates. 

What wonderful material was sure of returning to the old Institute! 
What high hopes were ours at the 
thought of the number of monogram- 
jggL med men that were certain to do wou- 

;',„ 1 .. clers with the Pigskin ! 

a^L "Our country called, our men 

^K^^k saluted." 

^M |b The various training camps re- 

JB Wk sounded with the commands of Insti- 

JEO W^fi win!' loach Abell. in his 

jKmt tmum untiring was breaking in new 

W^^^^iW "Ready! Go! Readv, Go! Up! 

>/. Back! Right! Left! All into the 

Gym." Day in and day out. until our 
scattered hopes, caused by the call of 
our country, (which had taken ail but 
four of our monogram men, Thomas, 
Hawkins. Dickson and Smith), once 
again began to reassemble and a fight- 
ing machine became evident. Though 

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Smith. T. 
was in every face 
of the Fifth Navai 

During the Making of the new Team we played 
Staunton Military Academy and the Maryland A. and 
M. College. These games, in which we were downed, 
were hard fought and showed improvement in our of- 
fense and defense. 

To lose material is a hard blow. But to lose one's 
coach in the middle season, just as our prospect were 
brightening, was beyond expression. To decide be- 
tween duties is a proposition hard to solve. Once again 
the government called, and coach Abel I went to fight 
for Democracy. We congratulate him upon his decision. 

Football was then taken over by "Mose" Goodman, 
who was stationed at the Institute and who had been 
acting in the capacity of assistant coach. 

The call for more football candidates was answered 
in a encouraging manner. The "rat" class did its share 
and we owe much to them. 

"Spirit" showed in every practice. Determination 
And we accepted the game with the mighty all-star team 
Base. The wonderful work of the Individuals blended into 

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machine-like movements and the fight that our team put 
up caused the Naval Base coach, to remark "Goodman, 
vou've got the snappiest team we've played." In the 
games that followed Abell's foundation began to show in 
a marvellous way. The Hill looked as of old. The new 
material played like veterans. "Rep" ran high. 

Gallaudet was downed in a splendid game. The 
style of play and the manner in which the team was run 
by its captain, Thomas gave every one high hopes for 

A dreary day. in fact a duplicate of the past years, 
was Thanksgiving. The talk of a walk-away was chang- 
ed to cheers as the game developed. Our rivals literally 
struck a stone wall. Their score, defeating us 6 — 0, was 
made by blocking a kick which rolled over the goal line. 
To describe the game as played by individuals is 
beyond the writer's power. The heroes of the season 
may be seen if the reader will kindly gaze at the picture 
of the "Team." 

In closing may the writer call to the attention of all 
that the season was a success. Take our losses, our ma- 
in closing may the writer call to the attention of all 
that the season was a success. Take our losses, our 
material, and our limited time into consideration. And 
realize, dear readers, who it was that made this 
possible, the "SCRUBS." 

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% f 

HE tact that the team was runner-up for the championship of the 
South Atlantic, doesn't give an idea of the ability of the five men 
who represented the Institute upon the basketball court. Playing 
phenomenal ball during the entire season, and notwithstanding the 
very few defeats received, the team downed all comers with merci- 
less regularity. The first game of the season ended unfortunately 
for the Cadet team which lost by one point. Shortly after this, the return of 
Bacharach gave added strength to the team and the defeats registered against 
it thereafter were few and far between. The strong Annapolis team was held 
to an unusually close score ; two games with the University of Virginia re- 
sulted in a division of honors ; North Carolina took our measure once, and 
V. P. I. managed to win two hard-fought games, though bad'}' beaten in the 
first game of the series. The last game with \ . P. I. 
^^k played at Lynchburg for the South Atlantic title is de- 

serving of an epic poem. The recovery of the Cadet team 
and the fight the} - made after the game seemed hopelessly 
lost will ever remain one of the most brilliant chapters in 
the history of V. M. I. athletics. Most of the team's vic- 
tories were won by overwhelming scores, and during the 
season a total of five hundred and fifteen points was scored 
against a total of three hundred and fifteen for all oppon- 
ents. This comparison bears its own testimony as to the 
superiority of the wearers of the red and white jerseys. 

Wills. Captain and star forward, was assisted by 
Bunting, who, although a new man. showed great ability. 
These two proved to be thorns in the sides of their un- 
lucky guards, and were always to be relied upon for nec- 
essary scores. Lee, at center, was all that could be desir- 
shooting was a great factor in the suc- 
Sullivan and Bacharach are reputed to 

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due entirely to merit. Much is to be expected of next years' team as all 
these men with the exception of Wills and Sullivan will return. Thomas, 
Stuart, Shannon and Campbell all showed up well when they were able to 
get into the game and deserve to share in the praise which should be bestowed 
upon the team of 1919. 

What We Did in Basketball 

Eoanoke College 23 V. M. I . 

Randolph Macon College 13 V. M. I . 

Virginia Christian College 6 V. M. I. 

St. Johns College (Annapolis) 19 V.M.I. 

William and Mary College 6 V. M. I . 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute 19 V. M. I. 

United State Naval Academy 39 V. M. I. 

Davidson College 10 V. M. I . 

University of North Carolina 42 V. M. I. 

University of Virginia 25 V. M. I . 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute 32 V. M. I . 

Trinity College 19 V. M. I . 

University of Virginia 33 \ . M. I . 

Virginia Polytechnic Institute 30 V. M. I. 


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base: ball 

\ EN before Dulaney stops adding "wear overcoats" to first call for 
Parade, we see them chasing the leather all around the Hill. Before 
the wash stands get their second coating the young aspirants are 
clonghting the cover and wearing out the willow. And when coats 
come into their own they have settled down to the real thing and are 
playing in Big Time style. 
Under the able leadership of Sullivan, as Captain, and the direction o 
Coach Spruhan, the squad is developing in great shape and we are confident 
of having a successful season. Several of last year's monogram men are out 
among them Jernigin, Sullivan. E. McDavid, .Martin and Cutchins. With 
these men to build on and such material as Everett. Stuart. Higgins. and Gil 
to choose from we will have little trouble in filling out a well balanced team 
At the present writing it is rather early to be making predictions. But the 
Coach is already raising "strawberries" around the second 
sack and Sullivan is swearing the signal was to "pinch" 
when he balls up the steals. And the pitching staff is mak- 
^^ . m S em look like dummies swinging in the breeze. 

f i /to. ^' e are taking on quite an increase over last year's 

schedule, including, among others, our time honored rivals 
from Blacksburg. Go to it. Big Team, and cop those 
farmer's horse shoe. 

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Schedule - 1919 

-Virginia Christian College Lexington 

-Lincoln Memorial University Lexington 

-William & Mary College Lexington 

-Virginia Polytechnic Institute Lexington 

-Open Lexington 

-Hampden-Sidney College Lexington 

-Georgetown University Lexington 

-Pennsylvania State College Lexington 

-Maryland .State College of Agriculture Lexington 

-Elon College Lexington 

-Jioanoke College Salem 

-Virginia Polytechnic Institute Blacksburg 

-University of Virginia Charlotsville 

-Navy Annapolis 

-Roanoke College Lexington 

-Johns Hopkins University Lexington 

-Open Lexington 

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AW' 1 

F. D. Knapp Captain 

F. M. Taylor Manager 

HE elevation of track to a major sport in 1917 gave it a much 
needed impetus, and since then its development has been by leaps 
and bounds. Tins added incentive has lent zest to the efforts of 
the squad and ever-increasing popularity with the corps. 

Under the direction of Captain Read, the sport came 
into its own with a vengeance last year, when a really 
representative team was produced. The team participated 
in three meets and if the results can be used as a 
criterion their record was most enviable. 

Gamble, A. Jones. D. Smith and St. Clair represented 
the Institute at the Pennsylvania Relay Carnival held in 
Philadelphia during April, and captured third place among 
such formidable opponents as John Hopkins and George- 
town. V. P. 1. was defeated by a 66-62 score in a hotly 
contested, intensely interesting meet, which abounded in 
thrills. The winner was undecided until the last event, 
when A. 


Jones tied Wharton for first place in the two mile, gaining the points necessary 
for a V. M. I. victory. Trinity was humbled by the overwhelming score of 81-36, 
in the concluding meet of the season, a second meet with V. P. I. being abandoned 
on account of rain. 

The part taken by V. M. I. in the E. 0. T. C. field meet at Plattsburg should 
not be overlooked. Here there were from twenty to thirty entries in each event, 
such colleges as Yale, Harvard, Boston Tech, Cornell, Princeton, Georgetown, 
Georgia Tech were represented. D. V. Smith took first place in the broad jump, 
Knapp, second in the high jump, and C. A. Jones third place in the mile anil half 

Prospects this season are unusually good. Seven out of last year's monogram 
men are back. Knapp, captain and manager, a natural leader, may be relied on 
for shot put and high jump. He also enters the pole vault. C. A. Jones, one of 
the steadiest men on the team, has plenty of endurance for the mile and two 
mile with a long sprint at the finish. D. V. Smith is far above the average in the 
broad jump and high hurdles, also a good hundred yard man with exceptional 
sprinting ability. Kane, a wonderful hundred yard and two-twenty man, is quick 
on the start and has a stride of his own. J. C. Jordan's fast start and beautiful 
form has given him unusual success in low hurdles. Gleaves, with state reputa- 
tion in prep athletics, is most valuable as javelin and discus thrower. Semans is 
good in high jump and an exceptional pole vaulter. 

Last year's non-letter men showing promising future are Sebring, one-quarter 
mile man; Dickson, low hurdles; B. Smith, good natural sprinter and exceptional 
form. With our veterans, braced by a wealth of new material, which from present 
indications is excellent in both quantity and quality, we anticipate the most suc- 
cessful season in the annals of our track. 

Xo meets have as yet been closed. Preparations are being made for the whole 
squad to attend the South Atlantic Athletic Association field meet in Baltimore 
March 10 and 1 lth. A dual meet is pending with V. P. I. at Lexington March 3. 
A meet with the University of N". C. is highly probable. 

Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon Capt. Bead for his untiring efforts 
as coach and last year's record and our present squad stand as a monument to his 
labors. His services are voluntary rendered from love of his alma mater, 
squad, and the sport, being himself a wearer of the coveted Track monogram. 

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J|YM. with the other sports, received its share of handicaps from the 

call to the service, losing a number of its best men. Among these 

were its only two monogram men. Wimberley, captain and manager, 

leaving in the early fall, followed shortly afterward by Bruner. But 

J the team continued its practice in good form due to the consistent 

efforts of 1 Ionic, who took charge upon Bruner's departure. 1 he 

labors of Home and Wimberley, who returned after Christmas, are deserving 

of much credit for building up the team, as it was without a coach during 

the entire year. 

Most promising among the candidates are Wimberley, Home, Semans, 
Briggs, and Ashley, other men showing up well and improv- 
ing rapidly, are Scott, C. Bryan, l'eed. Scales, and Shackle- 
ford. Practice is held regularly four times a week and 
the squad is steadily being whipped into shape. From the 
present outlook we predict with confidence a team which 
will measure up in every respect to the usual standard. The 
customary exhibitions will be held this spring, one during 
the visit of the ^government inspector in April, and an- 
other, the opening night of finals. 

Monograms are awarded to those men making a total 
of 150 points in both meets. 

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H. Lee Manager-Captain 

ENNIS, always a popular sport at the Institute, has increased is pop- 
ularity steadily for the past several years as a result of better courts 
and the possibility of winning monograms. The very activity and 
ability incident to a cadet's every-day life tend to make good tennis 
players and as a rule the teams turned out are a credit to V. M. I. in 
every way- 
Last year, a time of irregularity and confusion, only one meet was held, 
which was with Trinity College. Trinity triumphed 2-1, as Sullivan and 
Jordan lost in the doubles after a hard fight and Guest's man eliminated him, 
although not until three close sets had been played. Lee downed his opponent 
in straight sets. 

This year an unusually large number of last season's 
Varsity squad have returned and the outlook is promising 
indeed. Lee (Captain), Sullivan, J. Jordan, Montague and 
Davidson will again wield the racket, while Hobson and 
Blake, among the new men, are showing ability. 

The usual Barrack's Tournament will be held, and 
the outcome will, in a large measure, determine the com- 
position of the team. Several inter-collegiate meets will 
follow, and from all evidence at hand they should result 
very favorably for the Red, White and Yellow. 

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Addison, W. M (F) 

Gary, B. I! (BB) 

Jemigin, R. C (B) 

Jones. C. A (T) 

Knapp, P. D (F. T) 

Martin, F. K (B) 

Sullivan. J. J (F. BB. B) 

Smith. I). V (T) 

Thomas. C. I! ( F. BB, B) 

Wills. W. G (BB) 


ly (Gym) 

Bacharach ( BB ) 


Coleman ( F ) 

Cutchins (F. B) 

Dickson, I? (F) 

Ingram ( F) 

Gleaves (T) 

Jordan. IT (T) 

Kane (T) 

Lee. H (BB, Tennis) 

Mason. S (F) 

MeCuiston (F) 

McDavid, E (B) 

Semans ( T ) 

Smith. J. T (F) 

Stuart (F) 


Bunting ( F. BB ) Drewery ( F ) 

Dabney ( F ) Honaker (F) 

Miller. P (F) 

(F) Football; (BB) Basketball; (B) Baseball; (T) Track: (G) Gymnasium; 
(Tennis) Tennis. 

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J^cksov-M- '2.(9 

B. B. Wimberly President 

J. C. Jordan. Jr Vice-President 

F. B. Scott Secretary 

J. T. Bhudv Treasurer 


W. G. Wills Chairman Membership Committee 

W. M. Addison Chairman Social Committee 

V. M. Taylor Chairman War Work Committee 

T. H. Benners Chairman Bible, Study Committee 

B. X. Greatliead Chairman Program Committee 

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R. Bond President 

Boatwright Vice-President 

Sale Business Manager 

Withers Stage Manager 


Bryson Kennedy Reese 

Fowler McDavid, E. Rice 

Moore, L. Skillman 

Glazier Orme Smith, W. 

Harrison Pate 

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Cadet Orchestra 

Fain Leader 


J. Casey Guitar 

Clarkson Mandolin Banjo 

Fain Violin 

Kennedy Guitar 

C. King Piano 

Onne Drums 

R. Smith Mandolin 

S. Wilson Tenor Banjo 

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I : ////'■:;••/ ; I ! \ K\\ 

\ ' ■ v . 

Texas Club 


Mertz President 

Ripley Vice-President 

Sedwick Secretary-Treasurer 


Allen, L. King, C. Morton 

Ashley Lewis, Y. Nash 

Bancroft McCanley Xorvell 

Berry, D. Mallory Owsley 

Berry, M. McCuiston Payne, J. 

Boyd MeKeller Ph'ilp 

Briggs, C. Mertz Potts, M. 

Briggs, R. Monroe, D. Roberdeau 

Brooks Hardy, W. IT. Roberts. M. 

Broaddns Harper Sewell 

Clark, A. Heisig Slack 

Dabney Hill Smith. T. 

Dunseth Hopkins Smythe 

Estell Hurt Thompson, E. 

Everett Jernigin Thompson, J. 

Gaillard - ^k ^^g*P5nes, IT. Ward 

Gaines ^^Mttl^^^ Josey Wormeldorf 

Garrow ^^Hif Kelly 

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Southwest Virginia Club 


R. Williamson President 

J. Parrott Vice-President 

Gleaves Secretary-Treasurer 


Bell Rhudy, J. 

Bunting Rhudy, R. 

Kerling Rice, H. 

Martin, F. Rimmer 

Parrott, B. Rogers 

Pendleton, N. Spindle 

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Richmond Club 



i 1 V 






Addison. W. 






Arrington. R. 




Hawkins, H. 





Bond, A. 


Scott. R. 





Jackson. S. 



Knapp, F. 


Carson, T. 

Knapp, J. 


Carter, A. 

Marshall. W. 



Martin, R. 






Moneure, M. 


Dicker son 


Wilson, B. 





Parker. W. 



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Tennessee Club 


Higgins President 

Derryberry Vice-President 

DeBarcleleben Secretary-Treasurer 


Bond, R. Kennedy 

Campbell King, L. 

Denney Lacy 

Dickson, R. Payne, H. 

Eggelston Shelton 

Fitzgerald Waterfield 

Hanvood Wilson, S. 
ilson, Y. 

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Tidewater Club 


Marchant President 

Nurnev Vice-President 

Pate Secretary-Treasurer 


Adams Groner Pace 

Sackus Holliilay Peebles 

Balfour Hopkins. L. Peed 

Barrett Hubard Puller 

Barrow Jennings, W. Roberts, L. 

Boatwright Johnston. D. Southgate 

Bonney Jones. C. Strawhand 

Calvert Kellam Sydnor 

Chevne Kimberlev Sver 

Cobb Little Teasley 

Curdts Marshall. R. Tyler 

Edmond. R. Mason Vaughn 

Emmerson Masury Yon Schilling 

Gavle ^|^^^^^f!W\vll Weaver 

Gary B^^^ k R - Weisel 

Greathead ^ Meech, S. Welton 

Gray J| MeCurdv ^ Whitfield 








Hughes, C. 








Smith, C. K. 


Smith, E. 


Taylor, F. 


Taylor, R. 

Hairston, R. 


Hairston, J. 


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Lynchburg Club 


Wills President 

Sullivan Vice-Pi esident 

Casey, M Secretary-Treasurer 


Buch Franklin 

Burman Harris 

Carter, J. Millar 

Campbell Milkier 

Casey, B. Robertson, D. 

Casey, J. Robinson, W. 

Casey, M. Stokes, W. 

Christian Sullivan 

Cosby Wills 

Craighill Winfree 
Edmunds, W„ 

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Alabama Club 


W. Drennen President 

Beiuiers Y ice-President 

E. McDavid Secretary-Treasurer 


Brown, H. Lyons 

Crist McDavid, C. 

Crist, J. Manning 

Drennen, A. Moore, J. 

Fulton, J. Porterfield 

Goodall Shackleford, A. 

Goodwin Shackleford, W. 

Hamilton Smith, T. 

Harris, S. Smith, W. 

Hicks Stephana 

Hobson Tillman 

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ll rr-.^, - 

flj' 1 "^ i 1 V 1 & 

,i''pl« !( .. w ,_ 

; ^b^; ... --lews.- 
A. M. A. Club 


Jennings Presiden t 

C. Hnghes Vice-President 

Estes Secretary-Treasurer 


Carter. A. Norman 

Caswell Shackleford. A. 

Greene Spindle 

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Danville Club 


T. S. Williamson President 

J. C. Jordan Vice-President 

J. Estes Secretary-Treasurer 


Adkins Paxton, W. 

Clark, E. Powell 

Fuller Riddle 

Hughes Ruffin, T. 

Overby ■ ^ an Wagenen 

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E. B. Williamson, Jr. 

T. F. Morton 
Assistan t Editor-in-Ch ief 

J. M. Thompson 
Business Manager 

B. B. Wimberly 
Athletic Editor 

J. P. Carter 

Assistant Editor-in-Chief 

J. A. Moneure 

Assistant Business Manager 

F. E. Scott 
Social Editor 

W. E. Chevne 
Photographic Editor 

Associate Editors 

J. J. Sullivan 
W. G. Wills, Jr. 

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E. H. Gill 
Assistant Editor 

P. Brown 
W. E. Cheyne 
E. Dillon, Jr. 
T. D. Jones 
Y. Lewis 

A. Branch 
Editor-in-Ch ief 

Associate Editors 

J. P. Carter 
Assistant Editor 

0. L. Mertz 

L. Montjoy 

F. P. Scott 

T. F. Morton 

E. B. Williamson, Jr. 


C. W. Drennen 
Business Manager 

B. B. Wimberly E. A. Sale 

Treasurer Advertising Manager 

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A Handbook of V'. M. I. Issued by the 
1920 Bomb Staff. 

E. Hoge Editor-in-chief 

H. Jordan Assistant Editor 

S. Jefferies, Business Manager 

C. Davis Asst. Business Manager 

W. Nurhey Advertising Manager 

H. Craighill Asst. Advertising Manager 

E. Jose}-. Jr \thletic Editor 

E. Hughes Social Editor 

C. Jackson Art Editor 

C. Parrot Humor Editor 

Associate Editors 

G. W. Hardy 
E. F. Comeg} 
G. W. Heisie 

T. C. McEachin, Jr. 
T. H. Benners 
E. J. Williams 

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Cotillion Club Officers and Roll 


W. G. Wills. Jr President 

T. D. Jones Vice-President 


First Class 

Al Branch 
.!. P. Carter 
L. Montjoy 

Li. B. Williamson, Jr. 
B. B. Wimberly 

Second Class 

E. S. Jefferies 

.). ('. Parrott 

Third Class 

J. II. Jordan 
R. McC. Pate 

.1. T. Semans 



.Mrs. E. W. Nichols 
.Mrs. M. B. Corse 
Mr-. R. T. Kerlin 

Miss Elizabeth Graham 
Mrs. X. B. Tucker 


Final German 


G Wills. J] 



Addison, W. M. 

Moneure, J. A. 

Barret, F. S. 

Mji it joy, L. 

Bond, 1!. N. 

Moor,.. W. B. 

Branch, A. 

Morton, T. F. 

Brown, P. 

Parkhni'st, It. B. 

Butler. E. L. 

Quigley, E. M. 

Carter, J. P. 

Rhudy, J. T., Jr. 

Casey, B. W. 

Rudolph, C. C. 

Cheyne, W. E. 

Ruffin, T. E. 

Conway, E. It., Jr. 

Sale, E. A. 

Dillon, E., Jr. 

Seott, F. R. 

Drennen, C. W. 

Shackelford, W. C, Jr. 

Gary, P.. It. 

Smith, D. V. 

Gill, E. H. 

Sullivan. J. J. 

Iiiggins, J. D. 

Taylor, F. M. 

Hurt, 11. A.. Jr. 

Thomas, C. R. 

Jennings, W. L. 

Thompson, J. M. 

Jernigin, It. ('. 

Van Wagenen, F. 

Jones, C. A.. Jr. 

Wilkinson. W. II.. Jr. 

Keezell, X. 11. 

Williamson, It. B., Jr. 

Knapp, F. D. 

Williamson. T. S., Jr. 

Lewis. Y., Jr. 

Wimberly, B. B. 

Merchant, B. W. 

Withers, K R, 

Martin, F. K. 

Young, II. I). W. 

Mcrtz, 0. L. 


Adams, J. B. 
Allen, L. E. 
Alvis, R. 
Arrington, W. A 
Backus. J. TT. 
Baebaraeh, B. 
Barker. C. C. 
Benners, T. H 
Berry, F. W. 
Bleteher. F. 0. 
Bund v. R. J. 
Calvert. W. J.. Jr. 
Casey, W. M. 
Chung. D. S. 
Comegys, E. F. 
Cox, E. 

Craighill, D. H. 
Davis. T. C. 
Derrvberrv. M. E. 
De Shazo, J. S. 
Fairlamb. W. S. 
Gaillard. C. C. 
Gallman, 0. T. 
Graham. A. H. 
Greene. F. K. 
Groover. P. 
Hairston. R. 
Hardy, F. B. 
Hardv. G. W., Jr. 
Hardv.W. IT.. Jr. 
Haskell. J. C. 
Hawkins. H. B.. Jr 
Heisig, G. W. 
Herring, F. L. 
Hoge, C. E.. Jr. 

Hughes, C. E., Jr. 
Jackson, M. C. Jr. 
Jones, W. D. 
Jordan. J. ('.. Jr. 
Josey, J. E., Jr. 
Kerlin, W. C. 
Lavender. W. D. 
Mallorv. F. B., Jr. 
Marshall. R. C. 
Milton, W. H., Jr. 
Montgomery, W. S., Jr. 
Montague. F. L. 
Monroe, E. R.. Jr. 
Munson, H. H. 
McEachin, T. C. 
Nourse, W. R. 
Nurney, J. W. 
Parker, W. N. 
Paxton, W. C. 
Potts, M. W., Jr. 
Roberts, L. S. 
Roberts. YV. T. S. 
Satterfield. F. M. 
Scott, R. C. Jr. 
Slack. T. A. 
Svdnor. H. 
Terrv. C. M. 
Turner. H. M. 
Wallace. C. 
Wallis, W. T. 
Whitfield, G. D. 
Williams, E. J. 
Williams. W. T. 
Winston. W. A. 

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Miss Elizabeth Embrey 
Sponsor First Hop 

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V. M. I. Spirit 

Oh. clear the way, V. M. I. is out today, 

We're here to win this game: 

Our team will bring us Fame. 

In Alma Mater's name. 

For thongli the odds be against us, we'll not care. 

You'll see us fight the same: 

Always the same old spirit and we'll triumph once again. 

And though defeat seems certain, it's the same with V. M. I. 

Our battle cry is "Never, Never I >ie." 

Chorus : 
For when our line starts to weaken, our hacks fail to gain. 

Our ends are so crippled to win seems in vain. 

Then the corps roots the loudest, we'll yet win the day. 

The team it will rally ami "Fight," "Fight." "Fight." Ray.' 

We'll gain through the line and we'll circle the ends. 

(Mil Red, White, and Yellow will triumph again: 

The "Keydets" will fight 'em and never say die. 

That's the spirit of A". M. 1. 

Pant Two Hundred-fifif-fivt 



Octobek 6. 1918 

A. Branch J. M. Thompson W. G. Wills 

W. G. Wills. Toastmasier 

To ex-classmates Sullh an 

To '19 from ex-classmates McEachin 

To the ('alio Morton 

To the Class Wills 

To the Institute Williamson, B. B. 

To the Faculty Dillon 

To the men in the Service Wimberly 

To the Tamps Branch 

To the Privates Scott 

To the Officers Bond 

The Class Prophecy Mertz 

To the Corps Gill* 


Iced Cantaloupe 

Oyster Cocktail Salted Almonds 

Celerv Hearts Mixed Pickles 

Stuffed Olives 

Fried Oysters 

Broiled Spring Chicken, a la Maryland 

Flanked Steak 

Candied Sweet Potatoes Green Peas 

An Fatin Potatoes French Foils 

Waldorf-Astoria Salad 

Beaten Biscuits 

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Paqe Two Hundred-fifty-eight 

•'ME was a meeting of the local soviet of the Bolsheviki in barracks last 
week presided by (deleted). There were no red flags brought to the 
meeting, but there was one very red head. A number of impotent ques- 
tions were discussed and prominent persons, locally, cussed. The com- 
rade from Bedford, smarting under two weeks confinement, resented the 
fact that one of the bourgeoitis had reported him for some infraction of 
regulations and vowed to get his enemy in the back. The comrade from 
keezelltown had missed his usual amount of hay and recommended that the council 
take all duty at least once a week. The comrade from Suffolk thought that the 
time was ripe to make a break from all authority, saying ""they did not do things 
this way when my father was here."' A committee of soldiers brought in the fol- 
lowing resolutions to lie presented to the higher council: 

That there be no reveille before eight o'clock: no butts manual in the hot 
weather of June: no guard duty in January and February; no parade in the mud: 

T-zio Hundred-fifty-nine 

According- to the regulations, each cadet is allowed the stupendous sum of 
$5.000000 per month as spending money. The purpose of this article is to show 
that it is possible to expend such a volume of the National Currency without caus- 
ing a flurry on the stock market or a panic in Madagascar. 

The plebeian mind associates money in all denominations with banana splits 
and tickets to the Lyric. With the monthly budget from home, per the regula- 
tions, the young spendthrift might buy twenty of those toothsome delicacies or re- 
serve twenty seats at Mr. Weinberg's Emporium of the Shadows. But either action 
might cause a bull movement in United Fruit Company, preferred, McCrum Drug 
Co., or the Flickergraph Film Company. 

A portion of the appropriation might be diverted to the coffers of the Athletic- 
Association through Mr. Wray, who has a }:>ermanent seat in the Exchange. 

In case the young financier should desire to enter more unselfish fields, no more 
permanent monument could be found than a canal similar to Panama. Each 
month he could excavate nine one thousanths of a foot, so that in his four years 
as a cadet, using the same ratio of cost, he might have a wonderful ship canal three 
hundred feet wide, a half a mile deep, and four inches long. 

Other fields of benevolence could be found in endowing public libraries, found- 
ing orphan asylums, and building public monuments. The fields of investment 
offers gilt edge bonds, gold bricks, and fake mining stocks. 

The doors of opportunity are open to you. Don't try to corner the wheat 
market, or freeze out Swift and Armour in the meat business. Select some safe, 
simple, and secure branch of frenzied finance and let your conscience be your guide. 

To prove that such an amount of money can be done away with in one genera- 
tion we refer you to 

Chester: "Get Eieh Quick Wallingford." 

The Appropriation Rill of the sixty-fifth Congress for the Upkeep of the Army. 

Nickolini: '•Trujrfinance jm^pHome Economics, 

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T s .... January 5, 1919. 

Dere Kathenne, 

We had our Christmas Hops last Friday and Saturday. They call them 
hops but they amt really hops. But thats too tecknickle for you to under- 
stand. Catherine. They took all the beer out of Virginia three years a°x> the 
subs dont know the difference. 

The gym was all dolled up. It looked like the 
public hall at home that time the congressman spoke. 
They had red tissue paper and Xmas trees stuck every- 
where. The band was hidden in behind a young for- 
est at one side of the room, the chaperones the same at 
the other. They had balloons just like a fair. 

They had mr. weedemeyers orkestra from Hunt- 
ington. 1 he man on the piano knocked the ivory off 
of six keys, while the one on the sacksofone blew a'reed 
clear across the room. 

I reckon there must have been a hundred (100) 

to fo™ Un c f c have a good time for the rats see that they do. They have 
to form lines to keep them from pushing two much. Every body has a good 
time except some of these guys that 

ear a ribbon with hop kommitty 

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January 20. 1919. 

Tell you pa that the offishul chaprone kommitty 
dont let them jazz dance an}' 
more. They put a sign up 
in the room where the girls 
put on the camyflage. The 
girls stopped and a boy 
cant dance by hisself. But 
you know me, katheryn. 

And they have some of 
the best dancers up here. 
Especially the subs. Xo. 
Catherine, the subs aint U- 
boats. They were once key- 
dets and have come back for 
a little college life. Some of 
them are so funny. One of 
them has been up here so 
long" that he can call dock 
Hentv by his first name. 
And he tried to get in the 
army. But he did not have 
it. katherine, He drank about 
eight (8) gallons of water 
and then only weighed a 
hundred and five (105) 
pounds. And one of them 
savs he could beet Ralph or 
Barney in his flivver. 

Some of the subs have 
ben foolish an gotten mar- 
ried, but you dont care about 
subs. 1. wish you could cum 
up but if you dont i wont be 
mad. Big. that's me all over. 
Yours regardless, 

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You will never know how glad i am that vou are coming up, i havent 
got the heart to tell you. 

1 will interduce you to all the subs that you want to 

meet. But a lot of them are married ami nut interesting 
any more. Even the one they call, dogey is married. He 
had a hard time making- the dog, automobile, and marriage 
licents clerk believe that he was above the lower draft age. 
And Rock got his. But he has been a benedict so lont;- 
that he dont remember what a straight flush looks like* 
Son read fell too. The government said he could not see 
well enough to right over there so he decided to have a 
little war of his own, over here. 

And then the unmarried subs they live in barracks 
like regular keydets. But when dulaney cracks down on 

veille an hour later. One of them is called Logarithm or Gosine. or some'thiiiij 
like that, and he is supposed to have something wrong with his eves also 
He has the best taste for femail beauty of any blind man I have ever seen 
And cyclops is also there with les femmes. Thats french for the women' 
katherme. Mook is built along the same lines as far as inclinations o- n . \„,j 
he is one of the best mexican athletes that has ever been turned out. 

And there is one that you just cant meet. He is positively too rough 
He went up town and cleaned up four men singlehanded. Militarv Thats 
him all over. 

The others are nice rah-rah boys that any mother would for proud for 
her daughter to meet. One of them was in the marines and though he was 

not at Chatow Theory and Bellow woods he did °'et to Paris 1 


But you just wait until you see all these bovs. Dont think when vou 
see a boy with two gold stripes on his arm that he has been to France 
Maybe he's a corporal. I have not put a appication for a office vet. Self- 
sacrificing. Thats me all over. 

It costs two bits to get you from the station up here. But moiiev cant 
stand between me and you. Big all over. You know me. 

Your until they play "Home sweet Home. 


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a titanic. That is not very much of a titanic. But that don't bother me none. 
Some people say that dancing with you is difficult. I say its next to impos- 

Yours in spite of the hops, 


P. S. — To decide a bet, did you dance with anybody else besides me the 
first night. 


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Addison, \\ 
Bond, R. 










Casey, B. 



Dillon ' 

Drennen. W. 








Battalion adjutant not giving present arms at Par- 

Inability to b ache after three year at the In- 

Trying to compete with Wilkinson for the smallest 

Unmilitary hair cur S. M. I. 

Having Lexington for this home town. 

On Sheridan's hill without authority F. C. P. 

Gross verbosity in room, continually. 

Talking in sleep O. C. M. X. I. 

Attempting to remain in barracks after finals. 

Impersonating a duck. 

Late sweeping out H2, SAIL 

Encouraging bad feeling between knees. 

L'surping subs parking place on Staunton Road. 

Absent final formation. 

Punning a beaut}- parlor in H2. 

Throwing food out of window in disorderly man- 

Sweating from new cadet, borrowing picture. 

Out of hay, P. I. 

Neglecting spring plowing on strip of ground be- 
neath chin. 

Rooming with two dodoes, subject to evil influence. 
ss and rep. in lib. 
traffic cop. Keezelltown. 

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Knapp. F. 
LLewis, Y. 
Martin. F. 

Moncure, J. 

Moore, 'W. 









Scott, F. 

Four years captain of trench marines. 

Being a liberal artist. 

Hiding behind gun SEI. 

Attempting to perform addition in public. 

Failing to come to attention for "\ on's" picture. 

Hearts of the World. 
Failing to submit sponsors picture for staff, thereby 

delaying publication of "Bomb." 
Resembling antediluvian buzzard, repeated offense. 
Excess jaw. DRC. 

Loitering behind New Market Statue. Faster Hops. 
Allowing himself to be christened Reginald. 
Overstaying leave of absence. 

Trying to look intelligent Military Science Class. 
Repeatedly neglecting academic duties. 
Having an unlucky number of calic to hop. 
Imitating a bird, annoying Cheyne. 
Answering delinquencies thur 0. M. D. 
Turning head in arch causing nose to obstruct traf- 

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Thompson. J. ^-§,g on ca P- Easter Sunday Morning. 

\ an Wagenen Giving" cap grounds for suit for non-support. 

Wilkinson. W. Cruelty to helpless females, being unresponsive to 

their entreaties. 

Williamson. R. Late getting out Bomb. 

Williamson, T. Imitating hard boy in arch. 

Wills Roughing up Thomas, Basketball practice. 

Wimberley President of Y. M. C. A. not being able to reform 


Hair not brushed at breakfast. 

Throwing roses under window abt. 10:45 p.m. 

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Prom everlasting drills and paradi 

(J. Clini. di'lix er us. 
From Penalty Tours and Inspections, 

( ). ( rim, deliver us. 
From confinements and restrictions, 

( ). ( rim, deliver as. 
Prom Special Guard and Excess. 

0, (iim. deli\ er us. 
From Cross Sections and Growley, 

( ). ( Hm, deliver us. 
From Salmon and Pineapple, 

( ). (Jim. deliver us. 
From the Post Band, from the shimmie-shewawa shiverings of 
Morton and Jones, from the wiles of the wicked Vampie Turner, 
From reveille at six fifteen, from Squads Bast and Squads West. 

0, (Tim. deliver us. 

"There's confusion in general," said the lieutenant, as Napoleon swallowed the 
Seidlitz Powder. 

H. 0. : "Say. your nose is awfully red. 
Freddie: "Yes. glasses caused it." 
II. 0.: "Glasses 'of what?" 

Last night I held a little hand. 

So dainty and so neat. 
Me thought my heart would burst with joy 

So wildly did it beat. 
No other hand into my soul 

Could greater solace bring, 
Than that hand I held last nighl 
Which was 

Four aces and a kino-. 

'In what course does your son expect to graduate?" 
"In the course of time. I ffueSS." 

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as compared to that of ye editor on reaching this self same page. 

In closing it is but tit that credit should be given where credit 
is due. The entire staff has co-operated to the fullest extent but the 
work of one or two individuals has been worthy of special mention. Without 
the artistic talent of Morton, whose handiwork is evident on almost every 
page, this book would not have been possible. The lucid line of Carter has 
also proved invaluable. 

In the financial end of the game, Thompson has made two dollars bloom 
where one grew before. And Van Wagenen wanted to fill the whole three 
hundred pages with ads. 

To Col. Hunley thanks are due for the article "V. M. I's. Part in the 

.Austin, no less than Sammy, has contributed several excellent drawings. 
"Mister" Harris. S. has given freely of his talent in the form of many car- 
toons, and Mont}- Jackson is responsible for the greater part of the headings. 

White Studio, of New York, which did by far the greater part of the 
photographic work, has been very helpful to us, always coming across with 
what we wanted and in ever}- way assisting us. The printers and engravers, 
The Hammersmith-Kortmeyer Co.. have certainly been a pleasant firm to do 
business with. 

It is fallacy of the Cadet to make excuses for anything that dont go right, 
so. in keeping with this, it may not be amiss to state that the entire "Bomb" 
Staff were with the colors, fighting the war on this side of the Atlantic, and 
returning in January did not allow us much time to get the material in. Any 
mistakes in material may be laid at the door of Merriman and Jacoby's Roofs 
and Bridges which contains absolutely no formulae for what goes on page 
251 of a college annual. 

But please remain seated for the last act. Some of the best firms in the 
country have enabled us to get this book out by furnishing the next forty 

Pa,,,- Two Hundreds 

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Woolen Mills 


Manufacturers of 


Olive Drabs, Sky and Dark 
Blue Shades 


Army, Navy, and Other Uniform Purposes 

The largest assortment and best quality 


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College and School Emblems 
and Novelties 

Fraternity Emblems, Seals, Charms, 
Plaques, Medals, Etc. 






Page Two Hundreds eventy-fi<i 

Tiffany & Co. 


of Proven Quality 

and Value 

Blue Book sent upon request 

Fifth avenue & 37 -Street 
New York 

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Lake Charles Rice 
Milling Co. 

Rice and Rice Products in 
Car Lots Only. 


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THE BOMB-1919 

Riverside and Dan River 




Manufacturers of the well known 

Riverside Plaids 
Danville Plaids 
Riverside Cheviots 
Defiance Chambrays 
Golden Rule 

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Dan River 

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and Pillow Cases 
Dan River Wide Sheetings 

Bleached and 




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Term begins Sept. 11. 1919 

OCATED in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Unsurpassed climate, hand- 
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Marianna P. Higgins 


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• Optician 







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Pure Flavoring 



Make war-time foods and 
substitutes tempting 

Seventeen highest Awards at 
American and European Expositions 


Purity, Strength and Fine Flavor 

Largest selling brand in the 
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Start saving as soon after you leave School as pos- 
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An anchor to the windward among the people you know, 
may save you from shipwreck some day. 

of the 

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This space in the Bomb is 
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Men's and Boys' Clothing for Every Occasion 

Ready made and to Measure 

Garments of Special Design for Sporting Wear 

Imported Hats, Shoes and Furnishings 

Trunks, Bags and Leather Goods 

Send for Illustrated Catalogue 

Uniforms and Personal Equipment for Officers 
of the Army and Navy 


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Drawing Crayon 

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is trie 


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The Shenandoah Valley 

A military school for boys situated in the 
Valley of Virginia. 

One of the oldest preparatory schools in the South. 

Certificates accepted at West Point, Virginia Military 
Institute, and all other Colleges and Universities. 



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of every Description 


B. W. WILSON, President 
H. T. ADAMS, Sec'y-Treas. 

C. W. THROCKMORTON, Jr., Manager 

id Corrugated Paper Co. 


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Your patronage is appreciated 

Our Aim is to Serve YOU 



Norris and Nunnally Candies 


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Photographers to this book and many other 
for the season. 


rpHE School and College Department makes 
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methods and also assures promptness and ac- 
curacy in completion of work. 

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Manhattan Skirts 


Johnston & Murprvy Snoes 

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Craddock Shoe 


THE CRADDOCK SHOE is one which the best dress- 
ed college man will choose, for style and appearance. 
It is a shoe that the leather expert will wear for 
quality of material. It is a shoe the particular man will 
wear for comfort and fit. It is a shoe the economical man 
will choose for long and satisfactory wear. 

Page T-il-o Hundred-ninety-one 

Piedmont Lumber Co. 

Manufacturers and Wholesalers of 





Lynchburg, Virginia 

I. H. <& B. H. Weinberg 


Exclusive Designs for Class Rings and Pins 

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Military Institute 


|jNE of the few institutions, if not the only one, 
in the United States, Combining the rigid mili- 
tary System of the United States Military Acad- 
emy, with Collegiate and Technical courses of 


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: 1' 1 \$ jj 

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Sales Agents and Distributors 

America 's Leading Food Manufacturers 

Factors in Sugar, Imported Food Products. 

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Paqe Tixo Hundrcd-ninely-se-ren 

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"The Store with a Conscience" 

Everything for the 


Whitman's and Park and Tilford 


A Live Wire between Our Store and 

r M. I. 

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Hardware Company 

Oilwell and Mill Supplies 

Shelf and Heavy 


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The WHITE HOUSE Washington, June 29, 1916 

It gives me great pleasure to express my admiration tor 
BINGHAM MILITARY SCHOOL. All that I have known of it, 
directly or indirectly, has made me have the greatest confidence in 
it. (Signed) WOODROW WILSON 


Served in the Spanish-American War, and every one of them was given 
rank from Lieutenant-Colonel down. Two were made Lieutenant-Colonels. 
They had TRAINING. 

EVERY ONE of our Alumni who went through any one of the Reserve 
Officers' Training Camps got a commission in the New Army. They had 

We have used the .MILITARY ORGANIZATION since 1.861. Our 
Military Professors have been detailed from the U. S. Army ever since the 
details began in 1S82. 

3^= "WAR DEPARTMENT, Nov.. 1917. By order of the SECRE- 
TARY OF WAR there is hereby established at BINGHAM MILITARY 
SCHOOL an INFANTRY UNIT of the Junior Division of the Reserve 
Officers' Training Corps." = ^21T 

Address Col. R. Bingham, Sup't., Route 4, Asheville, N. C. 

Or Capt. John A. Perry, U. S. Army. Retired, Military Professor, 
Asheville, N. C. 

1 7Q0 The one hundred and twenty-sixth (126th) year bet 
LIUO Sept. 1st, 1919. and ends June 1st. 1920. 



Life Insurance Company" 
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"It is not what we learn that makes us wise, but what we 


— that the VIRGINIA TRUST COMPANY makes a safe 
Executor, and Solicits accounts of Thrifty Young Men. 

Virginia Trust Company 



Baking Company 

Wholesale and Retail BAKERS 


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Pai/e Three Hundred-thr 


Jewelers & Opticians 

Next Door to Lvric 


Pressing Shop 

Opposite Pool Room 

Cleaning. Pressing and 

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'he nation-wide appeals for the 
:onservation of food products is great- 
ly increasing the demands for Me- 
lanical Refrigeration. Ice-Making 
and Refrigerating plants all over the 
country are over-hauling and im- 
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increased prolits. An interruption in 
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Service Stations 


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available source of power — S^-ton capacity and upwards. 


igerating Machinery Exclusively) 

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Lyric Theatre 

Direction of 







Edison Recreation 


Jackson Memorial Hall 
Virginia Military Institute 

Every Saturday Night. 
Benefit of 


Direction of management 
Lyric Theatre. 

Page Three Hundred-six 


The Metropolitan Life 
Insurance Company 

Has policies suited to people at all insurable ages and in 
all circumstances. 

Its premiums are low and its contracts appeal to busi- 
ness men. 

In 1918 it paid one policy claim every 26 seconds of each 
business day of eight hours, averaging $566.50 a minute of each 
business day. 

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 
1 Madison Avenue - - New York City 

Quinn-Marshall Co. 

Importers and Distributers of 

Dry Goods, Notions and Men's 

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Lexington Pool Company's 

Newest and Nicest 

Pool and Billiard Parlors 

Prompt and Courteous Attention 

We have a SODA FOUNTAIN in connection with our 

R. S. Anderson 


Fine China Cut Glass 

Sterling Silver 

Wedding Presents a Specialty 

Electric Lamps and Royal 
Rochester Electric Irons 

Barber Shop 

J. E. Pullen, Manager 

A High Class Barber Shop 

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Kortmeyer Co. 

Engravers - Printers 

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College, Fraternity and Class 
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V. M. I. 

Pressing Shop 

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Virginia-Western Power Co. 

Steam and Hydro- Electric Power 

General Offices: 

Clifton Forge, Virginia 

"Do It Electrically" 

Low power rates offered for manufacturers locating in the towns in 
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Clifton Forge. Va. 
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Buena Vista. Va. 
Lexington, Va. 

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Excellent Cafe 

Coffee Shop 



Confections and Fruits 


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Sigmund Eisner, Pres. 

H. Raymond Eisnei, Vice-Pres. 

Monroe Eisner, Sec'y- 

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Uniforms, Clothing, Khaki Spec- 

.Alain Offices— Red Bank, N. J. 

Factories — Red Bank, X. J., New- 
ark, X. J„ South Amboy, N. J., 
Freehold, X. J., Long Branch, X. J. 

New York Salesrooms — 105 Fifth 

"Official Outfitters for Boy 
Scouts of America." 

"Official Outfitters for the United 
States Boys Working Reserves." 

Cable Address — "E i s n e r Red 

B a n k." 

Lieber Code, A. B. C, Sth edition. 

TipTop Bread 

Awarded First Prize at 

Southeastern Bakers' Conventior 

Mobile, Ala., April, 1918 

Lynchburg Steam 
Bakery, Inc. 

Lynchburg, Virginia 

Wholesale Bakers Only 

We Solicit Your Orde 

Established 1865 

The First National Bank 
of Lynchburg 

Seven Million Dollars 

"The Old, Big, Strong Bank" 

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Jewelry Co. 

Manufacturers of 

Greek Letter Fraternity 

Special Designs and 

Estimates on Class Pins, 

Rings, etc. 

213 North Liberty St. 
Baltimore, Md. 

Stop at McCOY'S for all 
things good to eat. 


kinds of Canned Goods 

our Specialty. 

We have an Up-to-date Stock and 
would be glad to serve you. 

We deliver anywhere at anytime. 

McCoy's Stores 

Main and Washington St. 

Phone 147 

Nelson Street 

Phone 327 

Lexington, Va. 

Lexington Steam Bakery 

The Home of 

Pies, Candies, all kinds of Cakes, 
Cream Puffs 

Excellent Soda Fountain 

Special Attention Given to Cadets 
Phone 133 - Washington Street - Lexington, Va. 

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V. M. I. 

L. D. Hamric & Son 





Lexington, Virginia 

LeGrand, Masse 
& Fore 

Clothiers, Furnishers 
and Hatters 

The Home of Quality and 

820 Main Street, 
Lynchburg, Va. 



Lynchburg and Petersburg 

The White House 

Lynchburg 's Leading 

815 Main Street 
Lynchburg, Va. 

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